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H 4386 General Bill, By Bowen, Gilliard, Felder, Southard, Kennedy, W.J. McLeod and Whipper
Summary: Use of cellphone while driving
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 56-5-3890 AND 56-5-3897 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF MONIES COLLECTED FROM FINES ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POINTS MUST BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE DRIVING RECORD OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2920, RELATING TO RECKLESS DRIVING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT RECKLESS DRIVING INCLUDES TEXTING WHILE DRIVING WHEN BODILY INJURY OCCURS.
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12/03/13House Prefiled
12/03/13House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
01/14/14House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 56)
01/14/14House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 56)
01/15/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
02/26/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, Southard, Kennedy
03/20/14House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 44)
03/24/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/26/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod
03/26/14House Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-1-14 (House Journal-page 58)
04/02/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper
04/02/14House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Daning, Owens, Hiott, Wood, Loftis, Brannon, Forrester, Weeks, Anthony, Sabb, Rivers, Whitmire, Sandifer, Putnam, Gagnon, Pitts, Hart, Williams, McEachern, Douglas, Whipper, Wells, GR Smith, Hamilton (House Journal-page 52)
04/09/14House Amended (House Journal-page 97)
04/09/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 97)
04/09/14House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-16 (House Journal-page 122)
04/10/14House Read third time and sent to Senate
04/10/14House Roll call Yeas-89 Nays-12
04/15/14Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/15/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 12)



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