House Bill 43

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Last Action to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to personal communication devices.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 180
Sponsors J. Richards, T. Riner, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, D. Keene, J. Lee, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, C. Miller, D. Owens, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, J. Wayne
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to define "personal communication device"; prohibit text messaging while operating a motor vehicle; provide for specific exclusions; amend KRS 189.990 to set penalties; provide for a probationary period ending January 1, 2011, during which courtesy warnings will be issued; set fine for violation at $20 to $100 for each offense after the probationary period; exclude court costs.
Index Headings of Original Version Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Motor Vehicles - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Safety - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Transportation - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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09/04/09
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
11/04/09
  • To: Interim Joint Committee on Transportation
01/05/10
  • introduced in House
  • to Transportation (H)
01/22/10
  • posted in committee
01/26/10
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
01/27/10
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/02/10
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2010
02/03/10
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
02/04/10
  • 3rd reading, passed 80-16 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
02/05/10
  • received in Senate
02/08/10
  • to Judiciary (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provision of the bill; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to prohibit the use of a personal communication device for any person under the age of 18 while operating a motor vehicle; provide for exclusions; set fine for violation at $20-$100; exclude violation from the imposition of court costs; clarify that restrictions on texting and personal communication device use in sections 1 and 2 apply only to vehicles on the traveled portion of a roadway; amend KRS 186.452 and 186.454 to provide that a violation of the texting or personal communication device use prohibition shall add an additional 6 months onto the time a permit or intermediate license holder must wait before advancing to the next stage of graduated license.
Index Headings Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Motor Vehicles - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Safety - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Transportation - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Riggs
Summary Apply the prohibitions on texting while operating a motor vehicle and minors using personal communication devices while operating a motor vehicle only when the vehicle is in motion.
Index Headings Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Motor Vehicles - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Safety - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Transportation - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Richards
Summary Apply the prohibitions on texting while operating a motor vehicle and minors using personal communication devices while operating a motor vehicle only when the vehicle is in motion; specify that an operator of an emergency or public safety vehicle may use a personal communication device only when it is an essential function of the operator's duties.
Index Headings Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Motor Vehicles - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Safety - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle
Transportation - Text messaging, prohibit while operating a motor vehicle

Last updated: 1/16/2019 4:12 PM (EST)