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

Key Votes

HB 95 - Amends Distracted Driving Penalties - Ohio Key Vote


Issues Related to HB 95

Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Amends Distracted Driving Penalties

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-12) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Amends Distracted Driving Penalties

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

Vote to pass a bill that amends distracted driving penalties by creating an additional fee for moving violations that involve use of a handheld device.



  • Authorizes an additional fine of $100 for an individual who commits a driving offense while distracted, and the distracting activity was a contributing factor in causing the offense (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “Distracted” as using a handheld electronic wireless communications device while operating a vehicle or (Sec. 1):

    • Is engaging in any activity that is not necessary for the operation of a vehicle and impairs the ability of the operator to drive the vehicle safely.

  • Exempts the utilization of the following electronic devices while operating a vehicle from this bill, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • The device’s speakerphone function; or

    • Any device that is physically or electronically integrated into the motor vehicle.

  • Specifies that an offender will still be required to pay the established fine for the driving offense but can elect to attend a distracted driving safety course which upon completion will exempt them from the additional $100 fine (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Distracted Driving Penalties


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