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HB 4394 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

Andrew Coulouris voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (74-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that prohibits individuals from reading, manually typing, or sending a text message on a wireless 2-way communication device while operating a motor vehicle beginning July 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Exempts individuals from the prohibition against text messaging while driving if the communication device is used for any of the following (Sec. 602b):
    -Reporting a traffic accident, medical emergency, or serious road hazard; -Reporting a situation in which the individual believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy; -Averting the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another individual; or -Carrying out official duties as a police officer, law enforcement official, member of a paid or volunteer fire department, or operator of an emergency vehicle.
-Classifies a violation of the prohibition against text messaging while driving as a civil infraction punishable by the following fines (Sec. 602b):
    -$100.00 for the first violation; and -$200.00 for the second or subsequent violation.
-Specifies that the provisions of this Act are contingent upon the enactment of SB 468 and HB 4370 (Sec. 602b).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (28-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits individuals from reading, manually typing, or sending a text message on a wireless 2-way communication device while operating a motor vehicle beginning July 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Exempts individuals from the prohibition against text messaging while driving if the communication device is used for any of the following (Sec. 602b):
    -Reporting a traffic accident, medical emergency, or serious road hazard; -Reporting a situation in which the individual believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy; -Averting the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another individual; or -Carrying out official duties as a police officer, law enforcement official, member of a paid or volunteer fire department, or operator of an emergency vehicle.
-Classifies a violation of the prohibition against text messaging while driving as a civil infraction punishable by the following fines (Sec. 602b):
    -$100.00 for the first violation; and -$200.00 for the second or subsequent violation.
-Specifies that the provisions of this Act are contingent upon the enactment of SB 468 and HB 4370 (Sec. 602b).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-13) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Sponsors

  • Lee Gonzales (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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