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HB 299: Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Pilon ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Ford ; Harrell ; McBurney ; Porth ; Slosberg ; Steinberg

Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Creates "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law"; prohibits operation of motor vehicle while using wireless communications device for certain purposes; provides exceptions; specifies information that is admissible as evidence of violation; provides for enforcement as secondary action; provides for points to be assessed against driver's license for unlawful use of wireless communications device resulting in crash.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (THSS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/7/2011 House • Filed
10/28/2011 House • Referred to Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 30
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 30
3/9/2012 House • Died in Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee