HB 1083/HB 1148/HB 1419 – Texting whiledriving. Prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging whileoperating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped withtechnology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free texting.
HB 1551 – Drinking while boating. Creates the crime of operating amotorized vessel with excessive blood alcohol content when a person operates amotorized vessel on any navigable waterway with a blood alcohol content of .08of 1% or more.
HCS#2 HB 1155 – Limited driving privileges.(See Administrative Law)
SB 463 – Seat belt violations. Increases the fine for seat beltviolations from $10 to $50.
SB 611 – Yellow light intervals. Requires theDepartment of Transportation to establish minimal yellow light change intervaltimes for traffic-control devices.
SB 642 – Emergency zone violations. Increasespenalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an activeemergency zone.
SB 717 – Distracted driving. Creates thetraffic offense of distracted driving.
SB 743 – Motorcycle helmets. Exemptsmotorcyclists age 21 and older from wearing a helmet when operating amotorcycle or motortricycle.
SB 897 – Roadside checkpoints. Prohibits lawenforcement agencies from establishing roadside checkpoint or road block patternsbased upon a particular vehicle type, including the establishment ofmotorcycle-only checkpoints.