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HB 71 - Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving - Key Vote

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Mike Fortner voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (92-25) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (45-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of an electronic communication device to compose, send, or read electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
-Exempts the following individuals from the prohibition (Sec. 5):
    -Law enforcement officers while performing official duties; -Operators of emergency vehicles while performing official duties; -Individuals using the electronic communication device for the sole purpose of reporting an emergency situation and continued communication with emergency personnel; -Individuals using the electronic communication device in a hands-free or voice-activated mode; and -Individuals driving a commercial motor vehicle reading a message displayed on a permanently installed communication device designed for a commercial motor vehicle, provided the screen does not exceed 10 inches tall by 10 inches wide.
-Classifies a violation as an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving

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