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CS/SB 416: Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Detert ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Margolis ; Lynn ; Altman ; Sachs ; Sobel

Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Creating the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”; prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device for certain purposes; specifying information that is admissible as evidence of a violation; providing penalties; providing for enforcement as a secondary action; providing for points to be assessed against a driver’s license for the unlawful use of a wireless communications device within a school safety zone or resulting in a crash, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations (BTA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Budget -SJ 37
11/22/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 12/07/11, 9:30 am, 37 Senate Office Building
12/7/2011 Senate • Favorable by Transportation; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 110
12/8/2011 Senate • Now in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities -SJ 110
12/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 01/12/12, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 37
1/12/2012 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -SJ 135
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/13/2012 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 161
1/18/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 135
1/19/2012 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations -SJ 255
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations
1/23/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations, 01/26/12, 10:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building
1/26/2012 Senate • Favorable by Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -SJ 279
• Now in Budget -SJ 279
2/16/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/21/12, 3:45 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/21/2012 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 20 NAYS 1 -SJ 671
2/22/2012 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 671
3/9/2012 Senate • Died on Calendar