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Am. H. B. No. 406As Reported by the House Criminal Justice CommitteeAs Reported by the House Criminal Justice Committee
|125th General Assembly|
REPRESENTATIVES Wagner, McGregor, Seitz, Setzer, Collier, DeGeeter, Taylor, Otterman, Latta, Allen, Hollister, Chandler, Kearns, Ujvagi, Webster, Gilb, Flowers, Callender, Brown, Willamowski, D. Evans, Buehrer
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
To enact section 4511.121 of the Revised Code to prohibit the use or possession of a portable signal preemption device under certain conditions.
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 portable signal preemption device.
(2) No person shall use a portable signal preemption device 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, "portable signal preemption device" means a device that, if activated by a person, is capable of changing a traffic control signal to green out of sequence.