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SB 1538 - Cell Phone Usage While Driving - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

David Schapira voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Cell Phone Usage While Driving

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits sending a text message while driving.

  • Prohibits a person from using a handheld wireless device to manually write, send, or read a message while operating a motor vehicle (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the statute does not apply to the following individuals (Sec. 1):
    • An operator of an authorized emergency vehicle or a law enforcement officer using equipment necessary for duty;
    • A person who reads, selects or enters telephone numbers or names in a handheld wireless communication device for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call; or
    • A person who operates a vehicle that is not in a lane of traffic or in a lane but not in motion.
  • Specifies that a person in violation of the statute will be fined $50 if not in a motor vehicle accident, and $200 if involved in a motor vehicle accident (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Cell Phone Usage While Driving


  • Al Melvin (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Don Shooter (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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