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AI- 28114   45.    
Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 12/11/2018  
Director's Name: Lamar P. Fisher
Department: County Commission  

Information
Requested Action
MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2018-609 the title of which is as follows: (Commissioner Fisher)

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 45 AND SENATE BILL 76, WHICH SEEK TO PREVENT CRASHES RELATED TO THE USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES WHILE DRIVING, IMPROVE ROADWAY SAFETY, AND REDUCE INJURIES, DEATHS, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE USE OF SUCH DEVICES; DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO TRANSMIT COPIES OF THE RESOLUTION TO THE BROWARD LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION AND ALL STATE LEGISLATORS REPRESENTING BROWARD COUNTY RESIDENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

(Transferred to the Consent Agenda.)

ACTION:  (T-11:12 AM)  Approved, as amended, with Yellow-Sheeted Additional Material, dated December 11, 2018, submitted at the request of the Office of the County Attorney.

VOTE: 8-0.  Dr. Sharief was inaudible at the time of the vote.

ACTION:  (T-11:13 AM)  Dr. Sharief telephonically requested being shown voting in the affirmative.

VOTE: 9-0.
Why Action is Necessary
Formal Board approval is necessary for the adoption of a Resolution.
What Action Accomplishes
Enables the adoption of the above Resolution.
Is this Action Goal Related
Previous Action Taken
Summary Explanation/Background
Florida has a ban on texting while driving that can only be enforced as a secondary offense when a law enforcement officer stops a motorist on a suspected violation of a primary offense of the uniform traffic laws. House Bill 45 and Senate Bill 76 seek to strengthen road safety and prevent injury and death by prohibiting the use wireless communication devices while driving.
 
This Resolution expresses the Board of County Commissioners' support for House Bill 45 and Senate Bill 76 and directs the County Administrator to direct a copy of the Resolution to all members of the Broward Legislative Delegation and all Florida legislators representing Broward County residents.
Source of Additional Information

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
None.
Attachments
Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Resolution
Additional Material - Information

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