H.R.3829 - FOCUS Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] (Introduced 10/15/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||10/16/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.|
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Summary: H.R.3829 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/15/2009)
Fighting Occupied Cell Use So Everyone Drives More Safely Act of 2009 or the FOCUS Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway program funds for the fiscal year if the state has not enacted or is not enforcing a law that: (1) prohibits, except in an emergency, an operator of a moving motor vehicle from using any communication device if he or she is under 21, and a hand-held communication device if he or she is 21 or older; and (2) requires, upon conviction of a violation of such prohibition, the imposition of certain minimum penalties.
Defines "communication device" to mean any mobile telephone or other portable electronic communication device which a user engages in a call or writes, sends, or reads a message.