Bill Summary for H 850 (2011-2012)

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Jun 3 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 850 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TO MAKE THE USE OF A MOBILE PHONE WHEN INVOLVED IN A REPORTABLE CRASH RESULTING IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR IN SENTENCING FOR THE UNDERLYING OFFENSE COMMITTED WHICH RESULTED IN THE REPORTABLE CRASH.
Intro. by Folwell, Horn, Sanderson, Parmon.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Rewrites proposed GS 20-137.4B to provide that the trier of fact may infer that the use of a mobile phone or additional technology, as defined in GS 20-137.3, was a proximate cause of the reportable crash in any civil action for damages resulting from the crash (previous edition made use of a mobile phone or additional technology an aggravating factor). Makes a conforming change to the bill title. Effective October 1, 2011 (was, December 1, 2011), and applies to causes of action arising on or after that date.

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