NEW DRIVERS: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS H.B. 4493 (H-4):
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House Bill 4493 (Substitute H-4 as discharged)
Sponsor: Representative Richard LeBlanc
House Committee: Transportation
Senate Committee: Transportation
The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to prohibit a driver with a level 2 graduated licensing status (the first year of driving independently) from doing either of the following:
-- Operating a motor vehicle in Michigan from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (rather than from midnight to 5 a.m. as currently proscribed), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or a licensed driver over the age of 21 designated by the parent or legal guardian, or except when going to or from employment.
-- Operating a motor vehicle carrying more than one passenger who were under 21 unless the passengers were members of the driver's immediate family or the driver were traveling to or from school or a school-sanctioned event.
MCL 257.310e Legislative Analyst: Patrick Affholter
The fiscal impact is indeterminate as the number of infractions that might occur under the proposed provisions is unknown. Any fines from civil infractions would go to the libraries in the local units where the infractions occurred.
Date Completed: 12-1-10 Fiscal Analyst: Joe Carrasco
Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. hb4493/0910