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HB 2125 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Kimberly Yee voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (28-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of a handheld wireless communication device to manually write, send, or read a written message while operating a motor vehicle, effective December 31, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from using a handheld communication device to manually write, send, or read a written message while operating a motor vehicle, except in any of the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • An operator of an emergency vehicle using equipment necessary for the performance of his or her duties;
    • An individual reading or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call; or
    • An individual operating a motor vehicle that is not in motion.
  • Classifies a violation as a nonmoving civil traffic violation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the following civil fines for violations of the prohibition (Sec. 2):
    • $50 if the individual is not involved in a motor vehicle accident; and
    • $200 if the individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue warnings, but not citations, for violations between January 1, 2013, and January 31, 2013 (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (45-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of a handheld wireless communication device to manually write, send, or read a written message while operating a motor vehicle, effective December 31, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from using a handheld communication device to manually write, send, or read a written message while operating a motor vehicle, except in any of the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • An operator of an emergency vehicle using equipment necessary for the performance of his or her duties;
    • An individual reading or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call; or
    • An individual operating a motor vehicle that is not in motion.
  • Classifies a violation as a nonmoving civil traffic violation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the following civil fines for violations of the prohibition (Sec. 2):
    • $50 if the individual is not involved in a motor vehicle accident; and
    • $200 if the individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue warnings, but not citations, for violations between January 1, 2013, and January 31, 2013 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Sponsors

  • Steve Urie (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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