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HB 1907 - Increases Fines for Texting While Driving - Key Vote

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Phillip Puckett voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting While Driving

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Fines for Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases fines for texting while driving.

Highlights:
  • Increases fines for the use of handheld personal communication devices for the purpose of texting while driving as follows (Sec. 1):
    • From $20 to $250 for a first offense; and
    • From $50 to $500 for subsequent offenses.
  • Establishes a fine of $500 for individuals convicted of reckless driving who were also texting at the time of the offense (Sec. 1).
  • Repeals the requirement for an officer to first stop an individual for another violation before citing the individual for a violation relating to the use of a handheld personal communications device for the purpose of texting while driving (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (92-4) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting While Driving

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting While Driving

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