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SB 339 - Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (108-29) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (109-29) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (41-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the use of a handheld telephone while driving as a primary offense, beginning October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the use of a handheld telephone while driving as a primary offense (Sec. 1). 
  • Establishes the following penalties for a violation of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • A maximum fine of $75 for a first offense;
    • A maximum fine of $125 for a second offense; and
    • A maximum fine of $175 for a third or subsequent offense. 
  • Specifies that points may not be assessed against a driver for a violation of this bill unless the offense contributed to an accident (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense

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