THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2039

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 481B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"481B-   Mobile electronic devices; retailers; retail disclosure requirement. (a) Each mobile electronic device retailer shall post written notice at the time of sale of a mobile electronic device, which shall be easily visible to customers and contain the following language:

(1) "It is illegal to use a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.";

(2) "It is illegal for a person under eighteen years of age to utilize a hands-free mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle."; and

(3) "It is illegal in some counties for a pedestrian to cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device."

(b) The office of consumer protection shall make available on its public website an electronic version of the written notice required by subsection (a) for retailers to print; provided that a retailer may instead use any sign or notice that meets the requirements of subsection (a).

(c) The department of commerce and consumer affairs may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to carry out the purposes of this section, including rules relating to the size and placement of the written notice required by subsection (a).

(d) For purposes of this section:

"Mobile electronic device" has the same meaning as defined in section 291C-137.

"Retailer" means any person or entity who sells or offers to sell mobile electronic devices to the public."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Mobile Electronic Devices; Retailers; Retail Disclosure

 

Description:

Requires mobile electronic device retailers to post written notice of state and county mobile electronic device laws and ordinances at the time of sale.

 

 

 

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