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SB 74: Use of Hand-held Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Sachs

Use of Hand-held Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Creating the “Florida Ban on Communicating While Driving Law”; defining the term “hand-held wireless communications device”; prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while using a hand-held wireless communications device for certain purposes; providing for points to be assessed against a driver license for the unlawful use of a hand-held wireless communications device within a school safety zone or unlawful use resulting in a crash, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Transportation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 52 (Ch. 2013-58)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  3. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/27/2012 Senate • Filed
12/5/2012 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Judiciary -SJ 12
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 12
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Transportation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 52 (Ch. 2013-58)