House Bill 43 (2010)

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House Bill 43 (or BR 180 2010) was prefiled on November 4, 2009 and introduced on January 5, 2010 by Representative Jody Richards for the 2010 General Assembly.

It is an act relating to personal communication devices.

House Bill 43 proposes to 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.[1]

Timeline

  • Nov 4 - Filed to Interim Joint Committee on Transportation.
  • Jan 5 - Introduced in House; to Transportation (H).
  • Jan 22 - Posted in committee.
  • Jan 26 - Reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute.
  • Jan 27 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute.
  • Feb 2 - Posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
  • Feb 3 - Floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute.
  • Feb 4 - 3rd reading, passed 80-16 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2).
  • Feb 5 - Received in Senate.

Amendments

House Committee Substitute

  • Proposes to 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.
  • [http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB43/HCS1.doc Full Version of HCS[

House Floor Amendment (1)

  • Introduced by Representative Steve Riggs.
  • Proposes to 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.
  • Full Version of HFA (1)

House Floor Amendment (2)

  • Introduced by Representative Jody Richards.
  • Proposes to 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.
  • Full Version of HFA (2)

Links

References

  1. BR 180 on lrc.ky.gov
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