HB 461 Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving, penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Use of handheld personal communications devices while 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 position 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:
01/08/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100911D  pdf

Status:
01/08/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100911D
01/08/16  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/16  House: Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety by voice vote
01/15/16  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/29/16  House: Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/08/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/11/16  House: Continued to 2017 in Transportation by voice vote
12/01/16  House: Left in Transportation