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CS/SB 90: Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Perry ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Garcia ; Mayfield ; Rodriguez ; Campbell ; Baxley ; Stewart ; Taddeo ; Young

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; requiring deposit of fines into the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund; requiring a law enforcement officer to inform a person who is stopped for texting while driving of the person’s right to decline a search of his or her wireless communications device, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development (ATD)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/9/2017 Senate • Filed
    8/28/2017 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 14
    10/16/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 10/24/17, 3:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
    10/24/2017 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 7 NAYS 1 -SJ 104
    10/25/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    10/30/2017 Senate • Now in Transportation -SJ 104
    1/5/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 01/10/18, 2:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
    1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 14
    • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 93
    1/10/2018 Senate • Favorable by Transportation; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 141
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development -SJ 141
    1/18/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development, 01/23/18, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
    1/23/2018 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; YEAS 8 NAYS 2 -SJ 228
    1/25/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 228
    3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Appropriations

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  • CS/SB 90, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/25/2017 at 4:27 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Transportation (Pre-Meeting) 1/9/2018 (pdf)
    Transportation (Post-Meeting) 1/10/2018 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development (Pre-Meeting) 1/22/2018 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development (Post-Meeting) 1/25/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 72 Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Similar Last Action: 9/25/2017 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 13
    H 33 (c2) Texting While Driving Toledo, Slosberg Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    H 121 Texting While Driving Slosberg, Stark Compare Last Action: 12/6/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 20

    Proposed Committee Substitutes (1)

    PCS and Amendments Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    418368 - Proposed Committee Substitute Appropriations 1/25/2018
    4:46 PM

    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    638638 - Amendment
    Between lines 38 and 39 insert:
    Transportation
    (Rouson)
    1/10/2018
    3:32 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Withdrawn
    1/10/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    902176 - Amendment
    Between lines 38 and 39 insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    (Thurston)
    1/22/2018
    9:08 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/23/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    125822 - Amendment
    Between lines 103 and 104 insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    (Thurston)
    1/22/2018
    1:44 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/23/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    949778 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    (Gibson)
    1/22/2018
    9:09 AM
    Unfavorable
    1/23/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 554432 - Amendment to Amendment (949778)
    Between lines 103 and 104 insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    (Thurston)
    1/22/2018
    1:42 PM
    Unfavorable
    1/23/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    1/10/2018 2:00 PM Transportation 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    1/23/2018 9:00 AM Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development 8 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • SB 90, Original Filed Version Posted 8/9/2017 at 9:23 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (Pre-Meeting) 10/23/2017 (pdf)
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (Post-Meeting) 10/25/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 72 Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Identical Last Action: 9/25/2017 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 13
    H 121 Texting While Driving Slosberg, Stark Compare Last Action: 12/6/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 20

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    728712 - Amendment
    Between lines 30 and 31 insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Clemens)
    10/24/2017
    2:27 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    10/24/2017
    Web Page
    PDF
    914702 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Clemens)
    10/24/2017
    2:27 PM
    Unfavorable
    10/24/2017
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    10/24/2017 3:00 PM Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 7 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition. Page 1 (pdf)

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