HB 1834 Distracted driving; penalty.
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Summary as introduced:

Distracted driving; penalty. Expands the prohibition on manually entering multiple letters or text in a handheld communications device while operating a motor vehicle to also prohibit the manual selection of multiple icons and removes the condition that such manual entry is prohibited only if performed as a means of communicating with another person. The bill prohibits the operator of a motor vehicle from reading any information displayed on the device; current law prohibits reading an email or text message. The bill provides that this prohibition does not apply to reading any information displayed through the use of a global positioning system for the purposes of navigation. The bill eliminates the current exemption from the prohibition on using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle when the vehicle is stopped or not moving; the current exemption from the prohibition when the vehicle is parked is not affected.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103620D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103620D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (9-Y 10-N)