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2011 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 196

File Code: Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 424
Sponsored By:
Delegates Malone, Kach, F. Turner, Bobo, Cane, Carr, Glenn, Holmes, Kipke, Niemann, S. Robinson, Stein, Weir, and Wilson
Entitled:
Motor Vehicles - Use of Text Messaging Device While Driving - Prohibited Acts

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from using a text messaging device to read a text message while operating a motor vehicle; clarifying that a specified prohibition against a person using a text messaging device to write, send, or read a text message while operating a motor vehicle includes a prohibition against writing, sending, or reading an electronic message; and repealing a provision of law that applies the text messaging prohibition to an operator of a motor vehicle only if the motor vehicle is in motion.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
1/28
First Reading Environmental Matters
2/2
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
2/28

Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
3/1
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/3
Third Reading Passed (115-23)
3/31
Returned Passed
Senate Action
3/4
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
4/1
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
3/30
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/31
Third Reading Passed (36-10)
Action after passage in House and Senate
5/19
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 472

Sponsored by:

Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Motor Vehicle Operation
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones
Telephones

Bill affects the following Statute:

Transportation
( 21-1124.1 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
House
Number: 370314/01     Offered on: March 1, 2011   at: 10:17 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
House
Environmental Matters
Senate
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
House
March 3, 2011: Third Reading Passed (115-23)
Senate
March 31, 2011: Third Reading Passed (36-10)
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