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S 0459 General Bill, By Sheheen, Rankin, Alexander and Lourie
Similar (S 0880)
Summary: Use of cellphone while operating a motor vehicle
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE WHEN THE SCHOOL ZONE'S WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED.
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02/28/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
02/28/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/08/13Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Coleman, Nicholson, Bennett, Shealy
01/14/14Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Coleman, Bennett, Johnson, Shealy
02/26/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/27/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/06/14Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/06/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/06/14Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/07/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/26/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 44)
04/09/14Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 36)
04/09/14Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 36)
04/10/14House Introduced and read first time
04/10/14House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works



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