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Sub SB 5037 - Cell Phone Driving Ban - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Cell Phone Driving Ban

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (33-15) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (59-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Cell Phone Driving Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would ban handheld cell phone use while driving.

Highlights:
- Provides exemptions for handheld cell phone use by an authorized emergency vehicle or a tow truck responding to a disabled vehicle [sec. 2(2)(a)]. - Provides exemptions for handheld cell phone use when user is reporting illegal activity, when summoning medical/emergency help, or when preventing injury to a person or property [sec. 2(2)(c)]. - Provides exemptions for phones use via speaker phone, headset, or ear piece [sec. 2(4)]. - Does not require these violations to be reported to employers or insurance companies [sec. 2(7)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-18) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Jean Berkey (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken G. Jacobsen (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Claudia Kauffman (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward B. 'Ed' Murray (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Regala (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Rockefeller (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harriet A. Spanel (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian Weinstein (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
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