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HB 1195 - Bans Texting While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Bans Texting While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (53-40) -

Title: Bans Texting While Driving

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Bans Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of wireless communications devices while driving.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an operator of a motor vehicle that is a part of traffic from using a wireless communications device to compose, read, or send an electronic message, except when used for emergency purposes (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes penalties for a violation of this bill as follows (Secs. 1, 3 & 4):
    • For a first offense, a fine of $100 and the addition of 2 demerit points to an individual's driving record;
    • For a second offense, a fine of $100 and the addition of 4 demerit points to an individual's driving record; and
    • For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of $100, the addition of 4 demerit points to an individual's driving record, and a year-long suspension of the individual's driver's license.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Bans Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits text messaging while driving.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an operator of a motor vehicle that is a part of traffic from using a wireless communications device to compose, read, or send an electronic message, except when used for emergency purposes (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes penalties for a violation of this bill as follows (Secs. 1, 3 & 4):
    • For a first offense, a fine of $100 and the addition of 2 demerit points to an individual's driving record;
    • For a second offense, a fine of $100 and the addition of 4 demerit points to an individual's driving record; and
    • For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of $100, the addition of 4 demerit points to an individual's driving record, and a year-long suspension of the individual's driver's license.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bans Texting While Driving

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