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HB 2377 - Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (39-20) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (16-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans cell phone use without a "hands free accessory" while driving (with certain exceptions).

Highlights:
-Requires a "hands-free accessory" for legal use of a mobile communications device while driving (Sec. 1). -Makes exceptions for those who use mobile devices for employment purposes, emergency services, or emergency situations (Sec. 1). -Bans any cell phone use for those under age 18, even if they are using a hands-free accessory; makes exceptions for emergency situations (Sec. 1). -Establishes violations as Class D traffic violations (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (38-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits individuals, regardless of age, from using a handheld mobile communication device while operating a motor vehicle, whereas existing law only applies this prohibition to individuals under the age of 18.

Highlights:
-Classifies a violation of this statute as a primary offense, thereby authorizing law enforcement to detain and issue a citation to individuals solely for violating this statute and without having to identify a separate offense first (Sec. 1). -Classifies a violation of this statute as a Class D traffic infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $90 (Sec. 1). -Exempts the following from the prohibition (Sec. 1):
    -Individuals that are 18 years of age or older and using a hands-free device; -Individuals summoning medical or other emergency help if no other individual in the vehicle is capable of doing so; -Individuals using a mobile communication device for the purpose of farming or agricultural operations; -Individuals operating an ambulance or emergency vehicle; -Individuals operating a motor vehicle while providing public safety services or emergency services as a volunteer; -Individuals operating a motor vehicle while acting in the scope of their employment as a public safety officer; -Individuals operating a motor vehicle in the scope of their employment if operating the motor vehicle is necessary for their job; -Individuals activating or deactivating a mobile communication device; and -Individuals using a function of a mobile communication device that allows for only one-way voice communication while operating a motor vehicle in the scope of their employment, while providing transit services to individuals with disabilities or senior citizens, or while participating in public safety or emergency service activities.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

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