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SB 158: Use of Wireless Communications Devices/Driving

GENERAL BILL by Detert ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Margolis ; Dockery ; Lynn

Use of Wireless Communications Devices/Driving; Creates the "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law." Provides legislative intent. Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device for certain purposes. Specifies information that is admissible as evidence of a violation. Provides for enforcement as a secondary action. Provides for points to be assessed against a driver's license for the unlawful use of a wireless communications device resulting in a crash, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Transportation
Location: In committee/council (TR)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/1/2010 Senate • Filed
12/16/2010 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Budget -SJ 22
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 22
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Transportation