SB 887 Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone under certain circumstances
Sponsor: Dempsey Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 3604S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/15/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S89
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 887 - This act prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless it is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking and is being used in that manner or the motor vehicle is stationary. Any person using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes; an emergency services professional using a wireless telephone in the scope of his or her duties; or a person using a digital two-way radio and is driving a commercial vehicle, excluding pick-up trucks, wreckers, or tow trucks are exempt from the provisions of the act. The provisions of the act do not apply to any person operating a motor vehicle on private property. Any violation will be an infraction punishable by a $20 fine for a first offense and a $50 fine for a second or subsequent offense.

This act is substantially similar to SB 664 (2007).

STEPHEN WITTE