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Enhance penalty for moving violations while distracted

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To amend sections 4511.03, 4511.051, 4511.12, 4511.121, 4511.132, 4511.204, 4511.205, 4511.21, 4511.211, 4511.213, 4511.22, 4511.23, 4511.25, 4511.26, 4511.27, 4511.28, 4511.29, 4511.30, 4511.31, 4511.32, 4511.33, 4511.34, 4511.35, 4511.36, 4511.37, 4511.38, 4511.39, 4511.40, 4511.41, 4511.42, 4511.43, 4511.431, 4511.44, 4511.441, 4511.451, 4511.46, 4511.47, 4511.54, 4511.55, 4511.57, 4511.58, 4511.59, 4511.60, 4511.61, 4511.64, 4511.71, 4511.711, 4511.712, 4511.713, 4511.72, and 4511.73 and to enact section 4511.991 of the Revised Code to establish an enhanced penalty for committing a moving violation while distracted if the distraction is a contributing factor to the commission of the violation and to reenact provisions of law that specified that certain electronic wireless communications device violations were allied offenses of similar import.

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Effective Date

October 29, 2018

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Primary Sponsors

Jim Hughes
Bill Seitz


Edna Brown
Dave Burke
John Eklund
Randy Gardner
Bob D. Hackett
Frank Hoagland
Jay Hottinger
Stephanie Kunze
Frank LaRose
Peggy Lehner
Gayle Manning
Sean O'Brien
Joseph Schiavoni
Lou Terhar
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
Steve Wilson
Marlene Anielski
Nickie J. Antonio
Michael Asford
Rick Carfagna
Hearcel F. Craig
Mike Duffey
Teresa Fedor
Doug Green
Dave Greenspan
Glenn W. Holmes
Catherine D. Ingram
Terry Johnson
J. Kyle Koehler
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Nathan H. Manning
Michael J. O'Brien
Thomas F. Patton
Rick Perales
Michael Sheehy
Martin J. Sweeney

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