130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 406As Introduced
As Introduced

125th General Assembly
Regular Session
2003-2004
H. B. No. 406


REPRESENTATIVES Wagner, McGregor, Seitz, Setzer, Collier, DeGeeter, Taylor, Otterman, Latta, Allen, Hollister, Chandler, Kearns, Ujvagi, Webster, Gilb, Flowers



A BILL
To enact section 4511.121 of the Revised Code to prohibit the use or possession of a mobile infrared transmitter under certain conditions.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 4511.121 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4511.121. (A)(1) No person shall possess a mobile infrared transmitter if all of the following apply:
(a) The transmitter is readily accessible to a power source.
(b) The transmitter is in operable condition.
(c) The person is located in the near vicinity of a traffic control signal so that the transmitter is capable of affecting the operation of the traffic control signal.
(2) No person shall use a mobile infrared transmitter to affect the operation of the traffic control signal.
(B) This section does not apply to either of the following:
(1) Any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of the state or local authority having jurisdiction over a traffic control signal;
(2) A person while occupying a public safety vehicle as defined in division (E)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of section 4511.01 of the Revised Code.
(C) Whoever violates division (A)(1) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Whoever violates division (A)(2) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(D) As used in this section, "mobile infrared transmitter" means any device or mechanism that emits infrared signals with the purpose of affecting the operation of a traffic control signal.
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