Bill Text: AZ SB1141 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Distracted driving

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2019-04-26 - Governor Vetoed [SB1141 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2019-SB1141-Introduced.html

 

 

 

REFERENCE TITLE: distracted driving

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session

2019

 

 

SB 1141

 

Introduced by

Senator Mesnard

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending title 28, chapter 3, article 5, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 28‑696; relating to driving violations.

 

 

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Heading change

The article heading of title 28, chapter 3, article 5, Arizona Revised Statutes, is changed from "RECKLESS AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING" to "DRIVING VIOLATIONS".

Sec. 2.  Title 28, chapter 3, article 5, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 28-696, to read:

START_STATUTE28-696.  Distracted driving

A person MAY not drive a motor vehicle while distracted.  A person violates this section if both of the following occur while operating a motor vehicle in the presence of or within the view of a peace officer:

1.  The person engages in any activity that is not related to the actual operation of the motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the motor vehicle.

2.  The person operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is an immediate hazard to another person, A motor vehicle or property or the person does not exercise reasonable control of a motor vehicle under the circumstances. END_STATUTE

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