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SB1341

Handheld personal communications devices; prohibition on holding while driving.

Status:
Killed

Chief Patron:
Richard Stuart (R)

Session:
2019 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Use of handheld personal communications devices while driving.

Expands the prohibition on using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle to all uses unless the device is specifically designed to allow hands-free and voice operation and the device is being used in that manner. Current law prohibits only the reading of any email or text message and manually entering letters or text in the device as a means of communicating. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are used (i) for navigation or generating audio transmissions when the device is physically mounted to the vehicle; (ii) as an amateur radio or a citizens band radio; (iii) to activate, deactivate, or initiate a factory-installed feature or function on the vehicle; or (iv) for official Department of Transportation or traffic incident management services. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/08/2019 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104282D
  • 01/08/2019 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/17/2019 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB1341)
  • 01/23/2019 - Senate: Rereferred from Transportation (11-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2019 - Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
  • 01/30/2019 - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
  • 01/30/2019 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 19106056D-S1
  • 02/01/2019 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB1341S1)
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Read second time
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 19106056D-S1
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1341S1
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/04/2019 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/05/2019 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
  • 02/08/2019 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/08/2019 - House: Read first time
  • 02/08/2019 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/08/2019 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 02/11/2019 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
  • 02/18/2019 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 4-N)
  • 02/19/2019 - House: Read second time
  • 02/20/2019 - House: Read third time
  • 02/20/2019 - House: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/20/2019 - House: Engrossed by House as amended
  • 02/20/2019 - House: Passed House with amendment (70-Y 29-N)
  • 02/20/2019 - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 29-N)
  • 02/21/2019 - Senate: House amendment rejected by Senate (4-Y 36-N)
  • 02/21/2019 - House: House insisted on amendment
  • 02/21/2019 - House: House requested conference committee
  • 02/21/2019 - Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/21/2019 - Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/21/2019 - Senate: Senators: Stuart, Chafin, Obenshain
  • 02/21/2019 - House: Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/21/2019 - House: Delegates: Collins, Bell, Robert B., Bourne
  • 02/23/2019 - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N)
  • 02/23/2019 - Senate: Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/23/2019 - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N)
  • 02/23/2019 - Conference: Amended by conference committee
  • 02/23/2019 - Senate: Conference substitute printed 19107730D-S2
  • 02/23/2019 - House: Conference report rejected by House (40-Y 52-N)
  • 02/23/2019 - House: VOTE: REJECTED (40-Y 52-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/23/2019 - House: House requested second conference committee
  • 02/23/2019 - House: Second conferees appointed by House
  • 02/23/2019 - House: Delegates: Collins, Bell, Robert B., Bourne
  • 02/24/2019 - Senate: No further action taken
  • 02/24/2019 - Senate: Failed to pass in Senate