SB 74 Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving.
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Summary as introduced:
Use of handheld personal communications devices while driving. Expands the prohibition on using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle to all communications unless the device is specifically designed to allow voice and hands-free operation and the device is being used in that manner. Current law prohibits only the reading of an email or text message and manually entering letters or text in the device as a means of communicating. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are used (i) for navigation or generating audio transmissions when the device is physically mounted to the vehicle, (ii) as a citizens band radio, (iii) by federally licensed amateur radio operators under certain circumstances, or (iv) by an operator who activates, deactivates, or initiates a factory-installed feature or function on the vehicle.

Full text:
12/01/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101511D  pdf
01/17/18  Senate: Committee substitute printed 18105161D-S1  pdf

Status:
12/01/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101511D
12/01/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/18  Senate: Reported from Transportation with substitute (9-Y 4-N)
01/17/18  Senate: Committee substitute printed 18105161D-S1
01/17/18  Senate: Incorporates SB441 (Wexton)
01/19/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/22/18  Senate: Read second time
01/22/18  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/22/18  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 18105161D-S1
01/22/18  Senate: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/22/18  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/24/18  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 11-N)