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HB 2125 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Arizona Key Vote

Michelle Ugenti-Rita voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (28-31) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (45-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting while driving, effective December 31, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from using a handheld electronic communication device to manually read, write, or send a written message while operating a motor vehicle, except in the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The individual is the operator of an emergency vehicle who is using equipment necessary for the performance of his or her duties;
    • The individual is reading or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call; or
    • The individual is inside a motor vehicle that is not in motion.
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a nonmoving civil traffic violation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the following civil fines for violations of this bill (Sec. 2):
    • $50 if the individual is not involved in a motor vehicle accident; and
    • $200 if the individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires a law enforcement officer to issue a warning, but not a citation, for violations of the provisions of this bill between January 1, 2013, and January 31, 2013 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Sponsors

  • Steve Urie (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Tom Chabin (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert Hale (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Justin Olson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Pratt (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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