Key Votes

HB 255 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Key Vote

Alaska Key Votes




Stage Details

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 Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting while driving.

  • 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


  • Mia Costello (AK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Les S. Gara (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl J. Gatto (AK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Max F. Gruenberg Jr. (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William A. 'Bill' Thomas Jr. (AK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris S. Tuck (AK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peggy Wilson (AK - R) (Out Of Office)


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