Key Votes

SB 1334 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits individuals from operating a motor vehicle while using a handheld cellular telephone or handheld personal digital assistant to write, send, or read a written message beginning December 31, 2010.

Highlights:
  • Exempts the following from the prohibition (Sec. 1):
    • Individuals operating a voice-operated or hands-free device;
    • Individuals operating an emergency vehicle;
    • Law enforcement officers using equipment necessary for the officer's official duties;
    • Individuals using a hand-held cellular telephone or hand-held personal digital assistant for the purpose of making or receiving a phone call; and
    • Individuals operating a vehicle that is not in motion and is not in a lane of traffic.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this Act as a non-moving civil traffic violation and establishes the following fines (Sec. 1):
    • $50 if the individual was not involved in a motor vehicle accident; or
    • $200 if the individual was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to only issue warnings to individuals in violation of the provisions of this Act from January 1, 2011 through January 31, 2011 (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (11-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits individuals from operating a motor vehicle while using a handheld cellular telephone or handheld personal digital assistant to write, send, or read a written message beginning December 31, 2010.

Highlights:
  • -Exempts the following from the prohibition (Sec. 1):
    • Individuals operating a voice-operated or hands-free device;
    • Individuals operating an emergency vehicle;
    • Law enforcement officers using equipment necessary for the officer's official duties; and
    • Individuals using a hand-held cellular telephone or hand-held personal digital assistant for the purpose of making or receiving a phone call.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this Act as a non-moving civil traffic violation and establishes the following fines (Sec. 1):
    • $50 if the individual was not involved in a motor vehicle accident; or
    • $200 if the individual was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to only issue warnings to individuals in violation of the provisions of this Act from January 1, 2011 through January 31, 2011 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Sponsors

  • Amanda Aguirre (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carolyn S. Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Farley (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors