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REPORT OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

MR. PRESIDENT:
MR. SPEAKER:

The Conference Committee respectfully reports that it has considered HB 1177 and the amendments thereto made by the Senate, and the disagreement of the two houses thereon, and recommends that HB 1177 be amended as follows:
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    On page 2, line 2, of the Senate engrossed bill, delete "primary" and insert "secondary".

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    On page 2 of the Senate engrossed bill, delete lines 22 to 24, inclusive.

    On page 3, delete lines 1 to 4, inclusive.

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    On page 2, line 3, of the Senate engrossed bill, delete "Class 2 misdemeanor" and insert "petty offense with a fine of one hundred dollars".

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    On page 3, after line 10 of the Senate engrossed bill, insert:

"    Section 6. That ยง 23-1A-22 be amended to read as follows:

    23-1A-22. If the plaintiff prevails in a petty offense case, the plaintiff shall be granted a judgment of twenty-five dollars. If the plaintiff prevails in a petty offense case under section 1 of this Act, the plaintiff shall be granted a judgment of one hundred dollars. However, the trial court may reduce or eliminate the award in the interest of justice. No award may be granted a defendant in a petty offense case. If a deposit is required by this chapter, it shall be the amount set by this section. ".


And that the title to HB 1177 be amended as follows:

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    On page 1, line 1, of the Senate engrossed bill, delete everything after "Act to" .

    On page 1, delete lines 2 to 4, inclusive, and insert "prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor.".

Respectfully submitted,             Respectfully submitted,

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Charles Hoffman                Blake Curd
House Committee Chair            Senate Committee Chair