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File #: O-06-57   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/4/2006 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/5/2007
Enactment date: 2/8/2007 Enactment #: O-2007-004
Title: F/S Amending ROA 1994, a Portion of The Traffic Code, To Provide a Criminal Penalty For Talking on or Otherwise Operating a Hand-Held Cellular Phone While Driving a Vehicle; Creating Exceptions (Benton, Sanchez)
Sponsors: Isaac Benton, Ken Sanchez, Michael Cadigan
Attachments: 1. o-57.pdf, 2. O-57fs.pdf, 3. O-57fsfinal.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
2/8/2007 City Clerk Published  Action details
2/8/2007 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
2/7/2007 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/5/2007 City Council Do Pass as Substituted, as AmendedPass Action details
2/5/2007 City Council AmendedFail Action details
2/5/2007 City Council AmendedFail Action details
2/5/2007 City Council AmendedPass Action details
2/5/2007 City Council AmendedPass Action details
2/5/2007 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
1/17/2007 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation, as Amended  Action details
1/8/2007 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without Recommendation, as AmendedPass Action details
1/8/2007 Finance & Government Operations Committee AmendedPass Action details
12/4/2006 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
12/4/2006 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
SEVENTEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S O-06-57 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Michael Cadigan


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F/S Amending ROA 1994, a Portion of The Traffic Code, To Provide a Criminal Penalty For Talking on or Otherwise Operating a Hand-Held Cellular Phone While Driving a Vehicle; Creating Exceptions (cadigan)
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AMENDING SECTION 8-2-1-24 ROA 1994, A PORTION OF THE TRAFFIC CODE, TO PROVIDE A CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR TALKING ON OR OTHERWISE OPERATING A HAND-HELD CELLULAR PHONE WHILE DRIVING A VEHICLE; CREATING EXCEPTIONS.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. Section 8-2-1-24 ROA 1994 is amended to read as follows:
"ยง 8-2-1-24 DRIVER'S PROHIBITED ACTS.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(A) Drive while having in his lap any person, adult or minor, or any animal, nor shall the driver of a vehicle be seated in the lap of any other person.
(B) Drive a vehicle while having either arm around another person. (C) Knowingly permit any other person to interfere with the steering
mechanism or the acceleration of the vehicle.
(D) Carry any animal in or upon any vehicle in a cruel, inhumane, or unsafe manner. Animals carried in the bed of trucks must be crated or restrained upon a non metal mat so that they cannot fall or jump from the truck.
(E) Except as otherwise provided below, no person shall operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway while using a mobile telephone to engage in a call or create, send or read text messages while such vehicle is in motion.
(1) For purposes of this subsection the following definitions apply:
(a) "Engage in a call" shall mean talking into, dialing or listening on a hand-held mobile telephone, but shall not include holding a mobile telephone to activate, deactivate or initiate a function of such telephone.
(b) "Hands-free mobile telephone" shall mean a mob...

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