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A771 - Requiring Hands Free Devices for Cell Phones in Cars - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (95-100) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Hands Free Devices for Cell Phones in Cars

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HB 67 that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving in the Commonwealth.

Highlights:
-Bans the use of interactive wireless communications devices except for hands-free interactive wireless communications devices (Sec. a). -Mandates that no driver use a wireless communications device to send, read, or write a text message (Sec. a). -Grants exceptions to persons who use an interactive wireless communications device to contact a 511 service or a 911 system to report an accident or emergency, and operators of emergency vehicles and public passenger transportation while engaged in the performance of official duties (Sec. b). -Requires a $50 fine for drivers caught driving with a hand-held wireless communications device as part of a summary offense (Sec. b).
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requiring Hands Free Devices for Cell Phones in Cars

Sponsors

  • Josh Shapiro (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
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