Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 18

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2; IC 9-21-8-58; IC 9-24-11-0.5.

Synopsis: Texting while driving. Provides that it is a Class C infraction if a person uses a telecommunications device to transmit a text message or electronic mail message while operating a moving motor vehicle. Repeals current definition of "telecommunications device".

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Holdman




    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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SENATE BILL No. 18



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-177.3; (10)IN0018.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-177.3, AS ADDED BY P.L.101-2009, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 177.3. "Telecommunications device", for purposes of IC 9-21-8 and IC 9-24-11-3.3, has the meaning set forth in IC 9-24-11-0.5. means an electronic or digital telecommunications device. The term includes a:
        (1) wireless telephone;
        (2) personal digital assistant;
        (3) pager; or
        (4) text messaging device.

SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-177.4; (10)IN0018.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-13-2-177.4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 177.4. "Text message", for purposes of IC 9-21-8, means a communication in the form of electronic text sent from a telecommunications device.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-8-58; (10)IN0018.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-21-8-58 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2010]: Sec. 58. A person may not use a telecommunications device to transmit a text message or electronic mail message while operating a moving motor vehicle.

SOURCE: IC 9-24-11-0.5; (10)IN0018.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 9-24-11-0.5 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010].