Legislative Action & Updates
The 2017 Legislature considered several traffic education and safety bills:
HB 471 - Exceed speed limit when in passing zone
HB 415 - Travel in right lane
HB 144 - Generally Revise Motor Vehicle Laws, amends 61-5-106 TELL is now a Learner License.
“If the licensee is under 18 years of age, the driver supervising the licensee must be a parent or legal guardian or with the permission of the licensee’s parent or legal guardian, a licensed driver 18 years of age or older.”
SB 9 - Primary enforcement of seat belt laws
HB 580 - Primary seat belt law for minors
HB 380 - Prohibit texting while driving
SB 238 - Speeding. Doubling the fines for violating the maximum speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour.
HB 528 - Restrict use of light bars on vehicle
Vetoed by Governor
HB 562 - Exempt certain cell phone use from local ordinances http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/AmdHtmH/HB0562GovVeto.pdf
Attend the Annual MTEA Conference
For details on the annual spring conference, visit our Conference page.