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2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 673
Motor vehicles; prohibit actions which distract a driver while operating a motor vehicle; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., relating to motor vehicles and traffic, so as to prohibit actions which distract a driver while operating a motor vehicle; to provide for the proper and safe use of wireless telecommunications devices while driving; to provide for definitions; to provide for violations; to provide for punishments; to provide for the assessment of points upon conviction; to provide for additional fines to be collected by the Department of Driver Services; to provide for applicability; to provide for punishments for homicide by vehicle and for serious bodily injury by vehicle when driver was operating such motor vehicle while using a wireless telecommunications device; to correct cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/01/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/28/2018 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/28/2018 - House Third Readers
Feb/22/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/18/2018 - House Second Readers
Jan/11/2018 - House First Readers
Jan/10/2018 - House Hopper
2/28/2018 Modified Structured Rule
Feb/28/2018 - House Vote #650Yea(151)Nay(20)NV(4)
Feb/28/2018 - House Vote #649Yea(36)Nay(136)NV(2)
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