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HB 1178 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (33-34) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (32-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits drivers from composing, reading, or sending electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle unless the person is using a voice-operated or hands-free device.

Highlights:
-Classifies the violation as careless driving with a wireless communication device; a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by a $20 fine (Sec. 3). -Exempts any person operating an authorized emergency vehicle (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

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