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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-373
An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving
FIRST READING, October 18, 2017
Mr. Eyolfson
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SUMMARY
This enactment provides for the development of a federal framework to deter and prevent distracted driving. It also sets out consultation, review and reporting requirements in relation to the framework.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-373
An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short Title
Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act.
Interpretation
Definition of Minister
2In this Act, Minister means the Minister of Justice.
Federal Framework on Distracted Driving
Federal framework
3(1)The Minister must, in collaboration with the Minister of Transport and the provincial governments, develop a federal framework to coordinate and promote efforts in the provinces to deter and prevent distracted driving involving the use of hand-held electronic devices, including communication devices and navigation devices.
Mandatory contents
(2)The framework must cover all of the following elements:
(a)the collection of information and statistics relating to incidents that occur as a result of distracted driving involving the use of hand-held electronic devices;
(b)the administration and enforcement of laws respecting such distracted driving;
(c)the creation and implementation of public education programs to deter distracted driving;
(d)the role of driver-assistance technology in reducing the number of incidents that occur as a result of distracted driving;
(e)the sharing among the provinces of best practices regarding deterrence and prevention;
(f)recommendations regarding possible amendments to federal laws, policies and programs.
Consultation
(3)In developing the federal framework, the Minister must consult with stakeholders and other interested parties, including representatives of police services, automobile associations, vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies.
Report — federal framework
4(1)Within 18 months after the day on which this Act comes into force, the Minister must prepare a report setting out the federal framework and cause it to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after it is completed.
Publication
(2)The Minister must publish the report on the Department of Justice’s website within 30 days after it has been tabled in both Houses of Parliament.
Review and Report
Review by Minister
5(1)Within three years after the report referred to in section 4 has been tabled in both Houses of Parliament, the Minister must, in consultation with the provincial governments and the parties referred to in subsection 3(3), undertake a comprehensive review of the implementation and effectiveness of the federal framework in each province, and prepare a report setting out his or her findings and recommendations.
Tabling of report
(2)The Minister must cause the report of the review to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after it is completed.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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