Wednesday, January 28 2009 @ 08:01 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
SENATE BILL 38 Synopsis:
Authorizing a county, municipality, or other public body that has the authority to enact laws and adopt local police regulations relating to traffic to decrease a maximum speed limit in a business district or a residential district to not less than 25 miles an hour without conducting an engineering and traffic investigation.
SENATE BILL 98 Synopsis:
Prohibiting a person from using a text messaging device to write, send, or read a text message while operating a motor vehicle.
SENATE BILL 103 Synopsis:
Prohibiting a driver of a school vehicle from using a handheld telephone under specified circumstances; prohibiting a holder of a learner\'s instructional permit or provisional driver\'s license who is 18 years of age or older from driving a motor vehicle while using a handheld telephone; prohibiting a driver of a motor vehicle that is in motion from using the driver\'s hands to use a handheld telephone except under specified circumstances; establishing penalties; etc.
SENATE BILL 143 Synopsis:
Prohibiting a driver of a specified school vehicle from using wireless communication devices; prohibiting a holder of a learner\'s instructional permit or provisional driver\'s license who is 18 years of age or older from driving a motor vehicle while using wireless communication devices; prohibiting a driver of a motor vehicle that is in motion from using the driver\'s hands to use wireless communication devices; providing exceptions to the prohibitions; etc.
SENATE BILL 219 Synopsis:
Requiring a court to order the Motor Vehicle Administration to initiate an action to suspend the driving privilege of a child for specified periods of time on making a finding that the child has committed specified violations relating to alcoholic beverages, leaving the scene of an accident, or fleeing or eluding a police officer; providing that the Administration may not issue restricted licenses to individuals whose drivers\' licenses are suspended under specified circumstances; etc.
SENATE BILL 250 Synopsis:
Authorizing the driver of a motorcycle at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic control signal to proceed through a red signal under specified circumstances if a visible vehicle sensor operating the traffic control signal does not detect the presence of the motorcycle.
SENATE BILL 262 Synopsis:
Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to suspend for a specified period the driver\'s license of a person who has been convicted of specified drunk and drugged driving offenses within a specified time period after a previous conviction for specified drunk and drugged driving offenses.
SENATE BILL 277 Synopsis:
Authorizing in all counties of the State and in specified highway work zones the use of speed monitoring systems to enforce specified highway speed laws under specified standards and procedures; restricting the use of specified revenues generated under the Act; etc.
HOUSE BILL 152 Synopsis:
Requiring a police officer to arrest with or without a warrant a person who the police officer has probable cause to believe has committed a specified offense of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury or death.
HOUSE BILL 172 Synopsis:
Establishing that a person is guilty of the misdemeanor of recklessly contributing to an accident in a highway work zone if the person is driving a motor vehicle in a specified manner in a highway work zone and the driving contributes to an accident; establishing the number of points to be assessed for recklessly contributing to an accident in a highway work zone; etc.