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SF 139

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/17/2019 02:48pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; increasing fine for using a wireless communications
device while driving; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.475,
subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Prohibition on use; penalty.

(a) deleted text beginNodeleted text endnew text begin Anew text end person deleted text beginmay operatedeleted text endnew text begin operatingnew text end a motor
vehicle deleted text beginwhiledeleted text endnew text begin is prohibited fromnew text end using a wireless communications device to compose, read,
or send an electronic messagedeleted text begin,deleted text end when the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic.

(b) A person who violates paragraph (a)new text begin is subject to the following fines:
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new text begin (1) for a first offense, a fine of $175, plus the amount specified in the uniform fine
schedule established by the Judicial Council;
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new text begin (2) for new text enda second deleted text beginor subsequent time must paydeleted text end new text beginoffense, new text enda fine of deleted text begin$225deleted text endnew text begin $350new text end, plus the
amount specified in the uniform fine schedule established by the Judicial Councildeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
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new text begin (3) for a third or subsequent offense, a fine of $700, plus the amount specified in the
uniform fine schedule established by the Judicial Council.
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new text begin (c) If an individual causes a collision that results in substantial bodily harm, as defined
in section 609.02, subdivision 7a, or the death of another, as a result of violating paragraph
(a), the individual is subject to the fine authorized in paragraph (b) multiplied by two.
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