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CS/SB 144: Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Garcia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Perry ; Mayfield

Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Revising the legislative intent relating to the authorization of law enforcement officers to stop motor vehicles and issue citations to persons who are texting while driving; deleting a provision requiring that enforcement of the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law be accomplished only as a secondary action; requiring deposit of fines into the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/12/2016 Senate • Filed
12/20/2016 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 46
1/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 02/07/17, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/2/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 03/07/17, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 46
• CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 168
3/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 168
3/10/2017 Senate • Now in Transportation -SJ 168
3/17/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 03/22/17, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
3/22/2017 Senate • Favorable by Transportation; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 243
3/23/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development -SJ 243
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development