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HB 5117 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Michigan Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-32) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits reading, writing, or sending a text message from a wireless device, including a cell phone, while operating a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
- Exempts any individual from the provisions of this Act if they are using the wireless device to do the following (Sec. 602b):
    - Report a traffic accident, medical emergency, or road hazard; - Report a situation in which the individual's safety may be in jeopardy; - Report a criminal act against the individual or another person; or - Carry out official duties as a police officer, member of a fire department, or emergency vehicle operator.
- Specifies that enforcement of this section shall only be undertaken as a secondary action when a motor vehicle operator has been detained for separate violation (Sec. 602b). - Specifies that the provisions of this Act will only take effect after the enactment of HB 5396 (Sec. 602b). - This is a substitute bill sponsored by Rep. Bieda.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Sponsors

  • Steven 'Steve' Bieda (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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