2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Olson, Lininger, Senator Burdick|
|Regular Sponsors:||Representative Barker, Esquivel, McKeown, Rayfield (Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to the offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device; declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Renames offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device as offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile electronic device.
Defines "mobile electronic device." Beginning January 1, 2018, provides for suspension of execution of fine for first offense if person completes distracted driving avoidance course. Increases penalty for offense. Increases penalty further if offense contributes to accident or is second or subsequent offense. Punishes by maximum fine of $2,000. Declares emergency, effective October 1, 2017.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||House Desk - Third Reading|