BILL NO. 174
1st Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Private Member's Bill
Motor Vehicle Act
H. David Wilson
First Reading: April 2, 2007
This Bill prohibits the use of a hand-held cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle.
An Act to Amend Chapter 293
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Motor Vehicle Act,
Respecting Cellular Telephones
1 Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the
Motor Vehicle Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 109 the following Section:
109A (1) No person shall use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving a motor vehicle on a highway.
(2) The Governor in Council may make regulations defining "cellular telephone" and "hand-held" for the purpose of subsection (1).
(3) The exercise by the Governor in Council
of the authority contained in subsection (2) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.
2 Section 292 of Chapter 293, as enacted by Chapter 10 of
the Acts of 2002 and amended by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2005, is further amended by
adding ", 109A" immediately after "95" in the fourth line.
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