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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6453

 

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 1802

   

Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. MILLER, 122nd Dist.

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING TEXTING WHILE DRIVING.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 248 of the general statutes, concerning vehicle highway use, be amended to prohibit any operator of a motor vehicle, while such vehicle is in motion, from using any device that requires typing in characters in order to generate a text message that is intended to be sent to another person and to provide that a violation thereof shall be punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars.

Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit an operator of a motor vehicle typing text messages while operating such motor vehicle.