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HB 695 - Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

James Armes III voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of hand-held phones while driving.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits driving a vehicle while using a hand-held phone or electronic communication device unless the phone or device is hands free, whereas existing law only prohibits text-based communication (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that using a hand-held phone or electronic communication device includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Talking or listening to another person;
    • Text messaging; or
    • Sending an electronic message.
  • Specifies that texting while driving constitutes a moving violation (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that using a hand-held phone or electronic communications device while driving is a primary offense (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving

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