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SB 28 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits the use of electronic wireless communications devices to write, send, or read a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle, and establishes a fine of $20 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense beginning July 1, 2008.

Highlights:
- Exempts the reading, selecting, or entering of a telephone number or name in an electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call [sec. 2 (c)]. - Exempts emergency service professionals using electronic wireless communications devices when they are providing authorized emergency services while operating an emergency vehicle [sec. 2 (e)].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (52-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of electronic wireless communications devices to write, send, or read a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle, and establishes a fine of $20 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense beginning July 1, 2008.

Highlights:
- Exempts the reading, selecting, or entering of a telephone number or name in an electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call [sec. 2 (c)]. - Exempts emergency service professionals using electronic wireless communications devices when they are providing authorized emergency services while operating an emergency vehicle [sec. 2 (e)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (31-6) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Sponsors

  • Saren Joseph 'Joe' Simitian (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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