Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

SB 5289 - Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Nay (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Timothy Sheldon made in this general time period.

Timeline

Issues Related to SB 5289

Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (39-10) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits cell-phone use on highways, effective January 1, 2019.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits engaging in any activity not related to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of such vehicle while driving on any highway, which includes the use of an electronic mobile device (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that distracted driving is a traffic infraction subject to a base penalty of $30, which will be deposited into the Distracted Driving Prevention account and may only be appropriated for programs dedicated to reducing distracted driving and improving driver education on distracted driving (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a second or subsequent offense is subject to twice the penalty (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to (Sec. 1):

    • A driver using a mobile device to contact emergency services;

    • The use of a system by a transit system employee and the transit system’s dispatch services;

    • An individual employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver who uses a personal electronic device within the scope of their job’s requirements; and

    • An individual operating an authorized emergency vehicle.

  • Prohibits a finding that a person has committed an infraction for using a personal electronic device while driving from being included on a driver abstract provided to insurance companies for the first offense committed within a five-year period (Sec. 1).

  • Moves the effective date of this bill from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (61-36) -

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Note:

NOTE: THIS CHAMBER HAS REFUSED TO CONCUR WITH THE AMENDMENTS OF THE OPPOSING CHAMBER, HOWEVER NO VOTES WERE TAKEN.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-35) -

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-13) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits cell-phone use on public highways.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits engaging in any activity not related to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of such vehicle while driving on any highway, which includes the use of an electronic mobile device (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that distracted driving is a traffic infraction subject to a base penalty of $30, which will be deposited into the Distracted Driving Prevention account and may only be appropriated for programs dedicated to reducing distracted driving and improving driver education on distracted driving (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a second or subsequent offense is subject to twice the penalty (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to (Sec. 1):

    • A driver using a mobile device to contact emergency services;

    • The use of a system by a transit system employee and the transit system’s dispatch services;

    • An individual employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver who uses a personal electronic device within the scope of their job’s requirements; and

    • An individual operating an authorized emergency vehicle.

  • Prohibits a finding that a person has committed an infraction for using a personal electronic device while driving from being included on a driver abstract provided to insurance companies for the first offense committed within a five-year period (Sec. 1).

  • Moves the effective date of this bill from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Cell-Phone Use on Highways

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top