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SB 1443 - Driving While Texting - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (14-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Driving While Texting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting on a cellular phone or personal digital assistant while operating a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
-Prohibits using a cell phone or a personal digital assistant to send or receive a text message while operating a moving motor vehicle (Sec. 1). -Fines the offender $50 and raises the fee to $200 if the offender is involved in an accident (Sec. 1). -Allows an officer to stop motor vehicles in order to extend a verbal warning for the purpose of informing and educating beginning on January 1, 2010 and ending January 31, 2010, whereupon the bill becomes effective (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Driving While Texting

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