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SB 106 - Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (23-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that that prohibits certain permit holders from using wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual with an instruction permit or restricted minor’s permit from using any wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle (Secs. 2 & 3). 
  • Defines “wireless communication device” as any device that provides for voice or data communication including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):
    • A mobile or cellular telephone;
    • A text messaging device;
    • A personal digital assistant that sends or receives messages;
    • An audio-video player that sends or receives messages; or
    • A laptop computer.
  • Exempts a global positioning or navigating system used to receive driving instructions from the definition of a “wireless communication device” (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any enforcement of the provisions of this bill by a law enforcement officer must be accomplished as a secondary action (Sec. 4). 
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (43-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that that prohibits certain permit holders from using wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual with an instruction permit or restricted minor’s permit from using any wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle (Secs. 2 & 3). 
  • Defines “wireless communication device” as any device that provides for voice or data communication including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):
    • A mobile or cellular telephone;
    • A text messaging device;
    • A personal digital assistant that sends or receives messages;
    • An audio-video player that sends or receives messages; or
    • A laptop computer.
  • Exempts a global positioning or navigating system used to receive driving instructions from the definition of a “wireless communication device” (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any enforcement of the provisions of this bill by a law enforcement officer must be accomplished as a secondary action (Sec. 4). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits certain permit holders from using wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on public highways.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual with an instruction permit or restricted minor’s permit from using any wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on public highways (Secs. 2 & 3). 
  • Defines a “wireless communication device” as any device that provides voice or data communication, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):
    • A mobile or cellular telephone;
    • A text messaging device; and
    • An audio-video player that sends or receives messages.
  • Exempts a GPS or navigation system used to receive driving instructions from the definition of a “wireless communication device” (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving

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