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Overview
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 driving motor vehicle while using mobile electronic device.
Renames offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device as offense of operating] driving 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.
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Current Location: Senate Desk - Awaiting Second Reading
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