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HB 242 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Key Vote

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Rick Perry vetoed this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (79-61) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that bans texting while driving, beginning September 1, 2011.

  • Prohibits an operator of a motor vehicle from using a hand-held wireless communication device to read, write, or send a text-based communication while the vehicle is moving (Sec. 9).
  • Defines a "text-based communication" as including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 8):
    • Text messages;
    • Instant messages; and
    • E-mails.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving



  • Trey Martinez Fischer (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Raul Torres (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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