2013 House Bill 4770

Senate Roll Call 641: Passed

To restrict public access to vehicle accident reports for 30 days after the crash by requiring outside parties who want the report to file a statement that they will not use it for commercial solicitation ("ambulance chasing"). The original bill's attempt to limit access by defining "journalist" was removed. Violations would be subject to a $15,000 fine, and subsequent violations with up to one year in jail.

35 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (25 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (10 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)