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CS/CS/SB 244: Motor Vehicles

GENERAL BILL by Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations ; Transportation ; Bennett

Motor Vehicles; Citing this act as the "Highway Safety Act"; providing legislative intent relating to road rage and aggressive careless driving; requiring an operator of a motor vehicle to yield the left lane when being overtaken on a multilane highway; revising the number of specified acts necessary to qualify as an aggressive careless driver; providing specified punishments for aggressive careless driving, including imposition of an increased fine; providing that a second or subsequent infraction as an aggressive careless driver requires attendance at a mandatory hearing; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide information about the Highway Safety Act in driver’s license educational materials, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations (BTA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/14/2011 Senate • Filed
9/21/2011 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Budget -SJ 26
10/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 11/01/11, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
11/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 11/16/11, 8:30 am, 37 Senate Office Building
11/16/2011 Senate • CS by Transportation; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 112
11/17/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Budget -SJ 112
12/6/2011 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations -SJ 110
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 26
• CS by Transportation read 1st time -SJ 100
1/13/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations, 01/19/12, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/19/2012 Senate • CS/CS by Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 264
1/23/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 264
1/24/2012 Senate • CS/CS by Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 269
2/16/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/21/12, 3:45 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/21/2012 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -SJ 671
2/22/2012 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 671
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/27/12
2/27/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 688
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 707
• CS passed; YEAS 36 NAYS 1 -SJ 707
3/1/2012 House • In Messages
3/9/2012 House • Died in Messages