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HB 1049 - Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (13-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans the use of cell phones in a school zone, beginning October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the use of a handheld wireless telephone by any driver of a motor vehicle while passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while in a school zone to contact any of the following in order to report an emergency (Secs. 1 & 5):
    • Law enforcement personnel;
    • Fire department personnel;
    • Public safety personnel;
    • Emergency medical personnel; or
    • A 911 public safety communications center.
  • Prohibits a driver of a motor vehicle from being stopped or detained solely to determine if the individual was using a handheld wireless telephone (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the definition of a handheld wireless telephone does not include any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • A hands-free wireless telephone;
    • A citizens band radio or citizens band radio hybrid; or
    • A global positioning or navigation device or system.
  • Specifies that this bill supersedes all local regulations regarding the use of wireless telephones by drivers of motor vehicles (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (53-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans the use of cell phones in a school zone, beginning October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the use of a handheld wireless telephone by any driver of a motor vehicle while passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while in a school zone to contact any of the following in order to report an emergency (Secs. 1 & 5):
    • Law enforcement personnel;
    • Fire department personnel;
    • Public safety personnel;
    • Emergency medical personnel; or
    • A 911 public safety communications center.
  • Prohibits a driver of a motor vehicle from being stopped or detained solely to determine if the individual was using a handheld wireless telephone (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the definition of a handheld wireless telephone does not include any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • A hands-free wireless telephone;
    • A citizens band radio or citizens band radio hybrid; or
    • A global positioning or navigation device or system.
  • Specifies that this bill supersedes all local regulations regarding the use of wireless telephones by drivers of motor vehicles (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (46-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans the use of cell phones in a school zone, beginning October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the use of a handheld wireless telephone by any driver of a motor vehicle while passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while in a school zone to contact any of the following in order to report an emergency (Secs. 1 & 5):
    • Law enforcement personnel;
    • Fire department personnel;
    • Public safety personnel;
    • Emergency medical personnel; or
    • A 911 public safety communications center.
  • Prohibits a driver of a motor vehicle from being stopped or detained solely to determine if the individual was using a handheld wireless telephone (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the definition of a handheld wireless telephone does not include any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • A hands-free wireless telephone;
    • A citizens band radio or citizens band radio hybrid; or
    • A global positioning or navigation device or system.
  • Specifies that this bill supersedes all local regulations regarding the use of wireless telephones by drivers of motor vehicles (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones

Sponsors

  • Fred Allen (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
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