Amendment #77 to H.3382

Improving Safety in Public Transportation

Ms. Dykema of Holliston move that the bill be amended by adding the following 3 sections:

SECTION XA. Chapter 161A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 50. All vehicles used by the authority, whether owned or contracted, for transporting riders and passengers shall be equipped with technology that shall prevent texting by the driver or operator while the vehicle is in motion.

SECTION XB. Chapter 161B of the General laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 28. All vehicles used by an authority established under section 3 or section 14, whether owned or contracted, for transporting riders and passengers shall be equipped with technology that shall prevent texting by the driver or operator while the vehicle is in motion.

SECTION XC. Sections XA and XB shall take effect on December 31, 2014.