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HB 2621 - Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-2) -
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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits text messaging or making a cell phone call without a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
-Prohibits the use of wireless communication devices while driving unless it is a hands-free unit (Article 14). -Provides exceptions for instances involving emergencies (Article 14). -Excludes “push to talk” and other forms of radio communication (Article 14). -Establishes the penalty for violating this law as a fee not exceeding $25 (Article 14). -Requires that enforcement be predicated on an initial violation of another vehicle violation (Article 14).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving

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