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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.



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.