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Full Text of HB4998  95th General Assembly


Drivers Education & Safety Committee

Adopted in House Comm. on Mar 12, 2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4998, AS AMENDED, in
3 Section 5, by replacing subsections (a) and (b) of Sec.
4 11-503.5 with the following:
5     "(a) A person commits distracted driving when he or she
6 operates a motor vehicle while (i) engaging in text messaging,
7 (ii) reading a newspaper, book, magazine, or map, (iii)
8 applying make-up, or (iv) changing clothes or tying a tie, and
9 the operation of the motor vehicle is in violation of a law or
10 ordinance governing the movement of vehicles.
11     (b) A law enforcement officer may charge a person with
12 distracted driving under this Section if the officer has
13 stopped the person for any violation of a law or ordinance
14 governing the movement of vehicles and if the officer
15 determines that the driver was driving while distracted;
16 however, the offense of distracted driving is not deemed to be
17 a violation of a law or ordinance governing the movement of
18 vehicles and may not be recorded on the driving record of the



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1 driver of the vehicle.".