HB1212 (CH0248)

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2014 Regular Session



Use of Text Messaging Device or Handheld Telephone While Driving - Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury - Penalties

Sponsored by:

Delegate Clippinger


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 248

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from committing a violation of a specified prohibition against using a text messaging device or a handheld telephone while driving that causes an accident that directly results in the death or serious bodily injury of another; providing that a sentence imposed under the Act shall be separate from and concurrent with a sentence for a specified other crime; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Clippinger, Waldstreicher, Anderson, Arora, Cluster, Dumais, Hammen, McDermott, McHale, Valderrama, and Valentino-Smith
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0348
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Judiciary   View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road
Narrow Subject(s):Accidents
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Drivers' Licenses
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motor Vehicle Operation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Telecommunications and Information Technology

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October 2, 2015 9:04 A.M.