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HB 46/LM (BR 267) - R. Nelson, L. Clark, J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to personal communication devices.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 prohibiting the use of a personal communication device by an operator of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped that is under the age of 18; provide a grace period during which a warning will be issued until January 1, 2010; provide that after January 1, 2010, a fine will be imposed for violation.


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: explicitly prohibit text messaging; delete the previous fine penalty; create new penalty to require holders of an instructional permit or intermediate driver's license to hold their permit or license a minimum of 180 additional days before obtaining an intermediate or regular driver's license for violation of this Act.

     HFA (1, S. Riggs) - Retains original provisions with the following changes: permits the use of a personal communication device to contact a public safety agency or while the motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped is idling or at a complete stop; explicitly states that use of a personal communication device does not include use of a global positioning system or an in-vehicle security, diagnostic, and communications system.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2009; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 69-25 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 13-received in Senate
     Feb 23-to Transportation (S)

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