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

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (36-4) -
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NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO APPROVE THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (86-8) -
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NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (80-14) -
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NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting While Driving

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NOTE: THE GOVERNOR RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

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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