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2011 Senate Bill 756: Ban hands-on cell phone for new drivers

Public Act 592 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on October 13, 2011, to prohibit an individual with a temporary drivers permit or a level 1 or 2 graduated licensing status (new drivers age 17 years younger) from operating a motor vehicle while using a hands-on cell phone.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 13, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on January 25, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.
    • Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on January 25, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 29, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S­3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 14, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 14, 2012.
  2. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on March 15, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 15, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 15, 2012.
  4. Passed 74 to 33 in the House on December 14, 2012, to prohibit an individual with a temporary drivers permit or a level 1 or 2 graduated licensing status (new drivers age 17 years younger) from operating a motor vehicle while using a hands-on cell phone.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 756 (Ban hands-on cell phone for new drivers )  by jackm1 on February 28, 2013 
There's one thing I don't understand here. Why only the new drivers? Sure, I get it they are not experienced but that doesn't make experienced drivers any less dangerous. Hands-on cell phones shouldn't be used at all while driving.


Re: 2011 Senate Bill 756 (Ban hands-on cell phone for new drivers )  by changeagent on December 20, 2012 
Thank you for a little less freedom.

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 756 (Ban hands-on cell phone for new drivers )  by isabelleelise on March 4, 2012 

Big Brother.  The government is over stepping it's bounds.  Remember government works for the people... not for harrassing the people.  By far and large the people use cars and cell phones repsonsibly.  Don't become our nannies. 



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