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This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 4, 2004 at 10:50 AM by rday. --> 1
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Motor Vehicle Code by restricting school bus drivers' use of
10 wireless telephones.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . prohibits school bus drivers from using wireless telephones while operating a school
14 bus, with exceptions;
15 . permits school bus drivers to use a wireless telephone in case of a medical
16 emergency, a safety hazard, or a criminal activity; and
17 . provides penalties.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 41-6-115.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 41-6-115.5 is enacted to read:
28 41-6-115.5. Use of wireless telephones by school bus drivers prohibited --
29 Exceptions -- Penalties.
30 (1) Except as provided under Subsection (2), a school bus driver may not use a wireless
31 telephone while operating a school bus.
32 (2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit a school bus driver from using a wireless
34 (a) during a medical emergency;
35 (b) when reporting a safety hazard or requesting assistance relating to a safety hazard;
36 S [
37 (c) when reporting a criminal activity or requesting assistance relating to a criminal
38 activity S [
38a (d) WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH THE STUDENTS' PARENTS; OR(E) WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH
38b THE DRIVER'S SCHOOL OFFICIALS. s
39 (3) A person who violates this section is guilty of an infraction and shall be fined $100.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-9-03 8:27 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.