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HB 2348 - Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Steve Smith voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits cell phone use by teens while driving a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits instruction permit holders for class D or G licenses from using a wireless communication device while driving (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits a class G license holder from using a wireless communication device while driving for the first 6 months he or she holds the license (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts calls made during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional hazard (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Prohibits a law enforcement officer from stopping a vehicle or issuing a citation for a violation of this prohibition unless the officer has a “reasonable cause” to believe there is another violation of state driving laws taking place (Secs. 1 & 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (35-16) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving

Sponsors

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