LD 185
Session - 127th Maine Legislature
S "B" to C "A", Filing Number S-87, Sponsored by Katz
LR 148
Item 7
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the amendment in section 1 in §2116 in subsection 4 in paragraph A in the last line (page 2, line 12 in amendment) by striking out the following: " $250" and inserting the following: ' $75'

Amend the amendment in section 1 in §2116 in subsection 4 by striking out all of paragraph B (page 2, lines 13 to 25 in amendment) and inserting the following:

B A person who violates this section after previously having been adjudicated as violating this section within a 3-year period commits a traffic infraction for which a fine of $150 must be adjudged.

For the purposes of this paragraph, an adjudication has occurred within a 3-year period if the date of the new conduct is within 3 years of the date of a docket entry of adjudication of a violation of this section.


This amendment reduces the penalty for a first offense of using a mobile telephone or handheld electronic device while operating a motor vehicle from a fine of $250 to a fine of $75. It also reduces the penalty for a subsequent violation within a 3-year period from a fine of $500 and a license suspension to only a fine of $150.

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