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HB 255 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (34-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting while driving.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits drivers from the following while their vehicle is in motion (Sec. 1):
    • Reading or typing a text message; or
    • Communicating on a computer, PDA, or other device with a visual display.
  • Exempts devices installed in emergency vehicles if the user of the device reasonably believes that the information on the device is necessary to respond to a health, safety, or criminal matter (Sec. 5). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Berta Gardner (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth J. 'Beth' Kerttula (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James F. 'Pete' Petersen (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
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