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SB 9 - Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

Barbara Norton Did Not Vote on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (69-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the traffic violations of text messaging while driving and minors (17 years of age or younger) utilizing wireless telecommunication devices while driving from secondary offenses to primary offenses, thereby authorizing law enforcement officers to detain and issue a citation to a driver solely for violating the prohibition, rather require the officer to detain the driver for a separate violation.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the traffic violations of text messaging while driving and minors (17 years of age or younger) utilizing wireless telecommunication devices while driving from secondary offenses to primary offenses, thereby authorizing law enforcement officers to detain and issue a citation to a driver solely for violating the prohibition, rather require the officer to detain the driver for a separate violation.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense

Sponsors

  • D. A. 'Butch' Gautreaux (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
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