Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill: Lords third reading

A red laser beam.
07 March 2018

The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Tuesday 6 March.

No changes were made to the bill during third reading. 

The bill will now pass to the House of Commons for its consideration.

Lords report stage: Tuesday 27 February

Members discussed a range of subjects including changing the scope of the bill to include air traffic facilities as well as vehicles and adding the offence of shining a laser beam at people providing air traffic services.

Lords committee stage: Tuesday 23 January

Members discussed subjects including parental responsibility, offences relating to shining lasers at air traffic control towers and government reporting of laser misuse following the passing of the Act.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 9 January

Members discussed the key points raised by the bill including transport safety, maximum fines and whether air traffic control towers should be included in the bill.

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill summary

The Bill would introduce an offence of shining or directing a laser beam towards a vehicle which dazzles or distracts, or is likely to dazzle or distract the person with control of the vehicle.

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