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HF 2456 - Texting While Driving Ban - Key Vote

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Jack Drake voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Texting While Driving Ban

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (37-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Texting While Driving Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that bans a person from writing, sending, or reading text-messages while driving a vehicle.

Highlights:
-Prohibits a person issued a restricted license, an instruction permit, an intermediate driver's license, or a special minors' license from using an electronic communication device or an electronic entertainment device while driving (Secs. 1-3). -Requires police officers to only issue warnings for violations of the aforementioned provisions for the period from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Exempts the following people from the ban on reading a text message (Sec. 6):
    -A member of a pubic safety agency; -A health care professional in the course of an emergency situation; -A person receiving safety-related information, such as emergency, traffic, or weather alerts.
-Prohibits a peace officer from stopping or detaining a person solely for violating the ban on text messaging, and specifies that the provision is only enforceable as a secondary action when a driver has been stopped or detained for a suspected violation of another violation (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (66-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Texting While Driving Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that bans a person from writing, sending, or reading text-messages while driving a vehicle.

Highlights:
-Prohibits a person issued a restricted license, an instruction permit, an intermediate driver's license, or a special minors' license from using an electronic communication device or an electronic entertainment device while driving (Secs. 1-3). -Requires police officers to only issue warnings for violations of the aforementioned provisions for the period from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Exempts the following people from the ban on reading a text message (Sec. 6):
    -A member of a pubic safety agency; -A health care professional in the course of an emergency situation; -A person receiving safety-related information, such as emergency, traffic, or weather alerts.
-Prohibits a peace officer from stopping or detaining a person solely for violating the ban on text messaging, and specifies that the provision is only enforceable as a secondary action when a driver has been stopped or detained for a suspected violation of another violation (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (55-41) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (44-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Texting While Driving Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a person from using a hand-held electronic communication device to write or send a text message while driving.

Highlights:
-Specifies that a person is not sending a text message when using a global positioning system or navigation, selecting or entering a telephone number for the purpose of a call, or turning on or off the mobile telephone (Sec. 2). -Prohibits a police officer from confiscating a mobile telephone from the driver or occupant of a motor vehicle (Sec. 2). -Requires that police officers issue only warning citations for violations for the period beginning July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 (Sec. 2). -Specifies that a person convicted of violating such act is guilty of a simple misdemeanor and fined $30 (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Texting While Driving Ban

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