Bill Summary for H 870 (2011-2012)
Apr 26 2011
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TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIME CONTROL AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO BE USED FOR THE EDUCATION OF TEENAGERS ABOUT THE RISKS AND PENALTIES OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING.Intro. by Pierce.
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Appropriates $100,000 for 2011-12 from the Highway Fund to the State Highway Patrol Division of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety to educate students under the age of 19 about the risks and penalties of texting while driving. Specifies that the funds may also be used for enforcement activities at and around public and private schools after a showing that texting or other distractions have been a factor in a crash involving a minor child. Effective July 1, 2011.