SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2306
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BAKER (25) (Sponsor), NORR, OXFORD, GEORGE, DARROUGH, SCHOEMEHL, FUNDERBURK, SCHARNHORST, LeVOTA, NASHEED, BIVINS, ROORDA AND CURLS (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 28, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 304, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teenage drivers, with penalty provisions.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 304, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 304.810, to read as follows:
304.810. 1. No person with a temporary instruction permit issued under section 302.130, RSMo, or an intermediate driver's license issued under section 302.178, RSMo, shall operate a motor vehicle while using a cellular telephone.
2. A "cellular telephone" is any device used to access wireless telephone service.
3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person using a cellular telephone for emergency purposes, including, but not limited to, an emergency call to a law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or other emergency services agency or entity.
4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to motor vehicles operated on private property.
5. Violation of this section shall be deemed an infraction punishable by a twenty dollar fine for a first offense, and a fifty dollar fine for a second offense.