2007 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Gollott
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONES WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT USING HANDS-FREE ACCESSORIES; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) It is unlawful for any person to use a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle without using hands-free accessories. The term "hands-free accessories," as used in this section, means a device or devices that allow a vehicle operator to speak on a cellular phone without holding the phone or some part of the phone with his hands.
(2) The prohibitions of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to calls made solely to E911 and calls made while the vehicle is parked.
(3) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.