Minnesota SF 75 – Cell phone (wireless communication device) use while driving provisions modifications


Bill No.:
SF 75
Bill Location:
MinnesotaSenate
Bill Title:

Cell phone (wireless communication device) use while driving provisions modifications

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NMA Recommendation:
Oppose

UPDATE April 8, 2019: Passed third reading in Senate. Sent to House where the bill was referred to the Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance & Policy Division.

UPDATE March 20, 2019: Finance Committee voted to pass as amended. Second reading in Senate.

UPDATE February 7, 2019: Committee voted to pass. Re-referred to Senate Finance Committee.

Bill SF 75 was initially assigned to the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee. It has been re-referred to the Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee. A hearing is scheduled for February 4, 2019.

The bill would greatly increase the penalties for using a wireless communications device to compose, read, or send an electronic​ message whether the vehicle is in motion or not. It would also authorize law enforcement to seize the communications device under civil asset forfeiture laws.

 


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