First Committee meeting in the Senate to address distracted driving. ABATE will testify.

AGENDA Subcommittee Meeting October 29, 2019 2:00 p.m., Room 207, Gressette Building Sens: Climer(ch.), Verdin, McElveen, Bennett, Bright MatthewsI. Call to Order. Consideration of Bills
.S. 723–Senators Young, Davis, Sabb and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE “SOUTH CAROLINA HANDS-FREE ACT”; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3890, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS, DEFINE THE TERM “COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE”, REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT IS UNLAWFUL TO USE A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING AND PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL REVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO POINTS THAT MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST A PERSON’S DRIVING RECORD FOR MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVING VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE DISTRACTED DRIVING SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE IS A TWO-POINT VIOLATION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT AT CERTAIN POINTS ALONG THE STATE’S INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOTIFY MOTORISTS OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.III. Adjourn