Schaber, Zigmunt, Steinbrink, A. Ott, Clark, Sinicki, Bies, Pasch,
Hilgenberg, Petrowski, Hixson, Hintz, Radcliffe, Kerkman, Benedict,
Mason, Gunderson, Black, Hebl, Brooks, Cullen, Berceau, Hubler,
Lothian, Krusick, Van Roy, Van Akkeren and Toles, cosponsored by Senators
Lehman, A. Lasee, Hansen, Olsen, Carpenter, Harsdorf, Cowles, Taylor,
Darling and Schultz. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
2prohibiting electronic text messaging while driving and providing a penalty.
a driver of a motor vehicle may not be so engaged or occupied as to interfere with the
safe driving of the vehicle. Any person convicted of inattentive driving may be
required to forfeit not less than $20 nor more than $400.
electronic text message. The prohibition does not apply to operators of authorized
emergency vehicles or to the use of a global positioning system device. Persons who
violate this prohibition may be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than
$400 for a first offense, and not less than $200 nor more than $800 for a second or
subsequent conviction within a year.
enact as follows:
5vehicle while composing or sending an electronic text message.
1(b) This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
6less than $100 nor more than $400 for the first offense and not less than $200 nor
7more than $800 for the 2nd or subsequent conviction within a year.
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