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SB 9 - Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (33-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the maximum fine to $500 for use of a mobile communication device while driving.

Highlights:
  • Increases the maximum fine for use of a mobile communication device from $260 to $500 (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies the usage of a mobile communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a Class C traffic violation (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to place signs on state highways notifying drivers of the penalty for the use of a mobile communication device while driving (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $130,350 to the Department of Transportation for the creation of the signs (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the maximum fine to $500 for use of a mobile communication device while driving.

Highlights:
  • Increases the maximum fine for use of a mobile communication device from $260 to $500 (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies the usage of a mobile communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a Class C traffic violation (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to place signs on state highways notifying drivers of the penalty for the use of a mobile communication device while driving (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $130,350 to the Department of Transportation for the creation of the signs (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving

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