HB 79: Use of Wireless Communications Devices/Driving
GENERAL BILL by Porth ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Julien ; Pafford ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Use of Wireless Communications Devices/Driving; Creates "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law"; prohibits operation of motor vehicle while using wireless communications device; provides for enforcement as secondary action; provides for assessment of points against driver's license for unlawful use of wireless communications device resulting in crash.
Last Action: 5/7/2011 House - Died in Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (THSS)
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 13
• Introduced -HJ 12
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee
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