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  • Public Act 10-109 - An Act Concerning the Use of Hand-Held Mobile Telephones and Mobile Electronic Devices by Motor Vehicle Operators (OLR Summary)

  • Public Act 05-220 - An Act Concerning Accidents Involving State Vehicles and the Use of Hand-Held Mobile Telephones and Mobile Electronic Devices

  • Public Act 05-159 - An Act Concerning The Use of Hand-held Mobile Telephones By Operators of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

Chapter 170. Boards of Education

  • Sec. 10-233j. Student possession and use of telecommunication devices.

Chapter 248. Vehicle Highway Use

  • Sec. 14-296aa. Use of hand-held mobile telephones and mobile electronic devices by motor vehicle operators and school bus drivers prohibited or restricted. Exceptions. Penalties. Amounts remitted to municipality. Record of violation. (2024 Supplement)

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Case Law

  • State v. Dunbar, 165 Conn. App. 93 (2016).
    The defendant...appeals from his judgment of conviction, rendered after a trial to the court,on the charge of operating a motor vehicle upon a highway while using a hand-held mobile telephone in alleged violation of General Statutes sec. 14-296aa (b).On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court improperly found him guilty under that statute. We agree with the defendant, and accordingly we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case with direction to render a judgment of acquittal.
  • Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018).
    [Fourth Amendment - Expectation of privacy in the record of one's physical movements as captured through cell-site location information.]

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