04RS HB141


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HB 141/LM/CI (BR 846) - J. Vincent, J. Hoover

     AN ACT relating to mobile infrared electronic transmitters.
     Create a new section of KRS 189.910 to 189.950, regarding emergency vehicles, to define "MIRET", to prohibit the use of mobile infrared transmitters to change traffic signals unless operating an emergency vehicle, and set penalties for violation.


     HCS/LM - Clarify that emergency vehicles may only use a MIRET device when responding to or engaged in an emergency situation; amend penalties for violation to a $500 fine; specify that a violation resulting in an accident which causes physical injury shall be a Class B misdemeanor; specify that a violation resulting in an accident which causes serious physical injury shall be a Class A misdemeanor.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Transportation (H)
     Mar 9-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18-recommitted to Transportation (H)

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