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HB 1811 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - Virginia Key Vote

David Yancey voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Rejected (House) (45-50) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prohibits texting while driving.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle (Sec. 1).

  • Exempts the following vehicles from this act, including (Sec. 1):

    • Emergency vehicle operators engaged in the performance of their duties;

    • Operators who are lawfully parked or stopped;

    • Use of handheld communications devices to report an emergency;

    • Use of amateur or citizens band radio; and

    • Operators of Department of Transportation vehicles.

  • Specifies the following penalties for failure to comply with this act, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Fines of $125 and $250 for first and subsequent offenses, respectively; and

    • A mandatory fine of $250 if violation occurred in a highway work zone.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (37-3) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prohibits texting while driving.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-4) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-27) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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

Vote to adopt a conference report that prohibits texting while driving.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle (Sec. 1).

  • Exempts the following vehicles from this act, including (Sec. 1):

    • Emergency vehicle operators engaged in the performance of their duties;

    • Operators who are lawfully parked or stopped;

    • Use of handheld communications devices to report an emergency;

    • Use of amateur or citizens band radio; and

    • Operators of Department of Transportation vehicles.

  • Specifies the following penalties for failure to comply with this act, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Fines of $125 and $250 for first and subsequent offenses, respectively; and

    • A mandatory fine of $250 if violation occurred in a highway work zone.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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