Bill Text: MI HB4181 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Traffic control: violations; penalties for operating a vehicle while sending or receiving a message on an electronic wireless device; enhance. Amends secs. 320a, 602b, 602c & 732 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.320a et seq.).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-08 - Referred To Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure [HB4181 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-HB4181-Engrossed.html



Substitute For


A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

"Michigan vehicle code,"

by amending section 602c (MCL 257.602c), as added by 2012 PA 592.

The people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 602c. (1) Except as provided in this section, and in addition to the requirements of section 602b, an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license under section 310e or an individual who is under the age of 18 shall not use a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or street. For purposes of this subsection, "use" means to initiate a call; answer a call; or listen to or engage in verbal communication through the cellular telephone.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an individual who is using a cellular telephone to do any of the following:

(a) Report a traffic accident, medical emergency, or serious road hazard.

(b) Report a situation in which the person believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy.

(c) Report or avert the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another person.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to an individual using a voice-operated system that is integrated into the motor vehicle.

(3) (4) An individual who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.

(4) (5) This section supersedes all local ordinances regulating the use of a cellular telephone by an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license or who is under the age of 18 while operating a motor vehicle in motion on a highway or street, except that a unit of local government may adopt an ordinance or enforce an existing ordinance substantially corresponding to this section.

(5) (6) This section shall be known and may be cited as "Kelsey's Law".