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SB 137 - Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (30-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (70-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the writing, sending, or reading of text messages by any person operating a motor vehicle on any public road or highway and prohibits drivers who hold a Class "E" learner's license or intermediate license from operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone.

Highlights:
-Specifies penalties for violations of the provisions of this bill, including a fine of up to $175 for the first violation, a fine of up to $500 for each subsequent violation, and a fine double the amount of the standard fine if the person is involved in a crash at the time of the violation (Sec. 1). -Mandates that law enforcement officers enforce provisions of this bill only as a secondary action when a driver is detained for another violation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the writing, sending, or reading of text messages by any person operating a motor vehicle on any public road or highway and prohibits drivers who hold a Class "E" learner's license or intermediate license from operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone.

Highlights:
-Specifies penalties for violations of the provisions of this bill, including a fine of up to $175 for the first violation, a fine of up to $500 for each subsequent violation, and a fine double the amount of the standard fine if the person is involved in a crash at the time of the violation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving

Sponsors

  • Julie Quinn (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
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