Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act (HB1600) Hearing Schedule in Jefferson City

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. the House–Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee will be hearing HB 1600 sponsored by Rep. Galen Higdon.  HB 1600 enacts a “Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act” prohibiting the use of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device to text or take part in a telephone call when operating a moving motor vehicle and is receiving compensation for the transportation of passengers.
 
The hearing will provide an opportunity to inform the committee members of the dangers of cell phone use while driving. This proposal passed the House last year but died in the Senate.
 
Below is a link to the bill.
 
This Bill was written and is being advanced by BLET Missouri State Legislative Board Chairman Brian Kelley.