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CS/CS/CS/CS/SB 76: Driving While Using a Wireless Communications Device

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Innovation, Industry, and Technology ; Infrastructure and Security ; Simpson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Passidomo ; Hooper ; Mayfield ; Book ; Rouson ; Berman ; Perry ; Taddeo ; Cruz ; Stewart ; Rader

Driving While Using a Wireless Communications Device; Prohibiting a person from operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device; authorizing a law enforcement officer during a specified period to stop motor vehicles to issue warnings to persons who are driving while using a wireless communications device; providing that a user’s billing records for a wireless communications device or the testimony of or written statements from certain authorities are admissible as evidence in crashes involving serious bodily injury, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 4/25/2019 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 107 (Ch. 2019-44) -SJ 486
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Infrastructure and Security (IS)
  2. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  3. Judiciary (JU)
  4. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/20/2018 Senate • Filed
12/13/2018 Senate • Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 38
2/12/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Infrastructure and Security, 02/19/19, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2/19/2019 Senate • CS by Infrastructure and Security; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
2/21/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/22/2019 Senate • Now in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
3/1/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Innovation, Industry, and Technology, 03/06/19, 10:30 am, 110 Senate Building
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 38
• CS by Infrastructure and Security read 1st time -SJ 149
3/6/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 187
3/7/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/8/2019 Senate • Now in Judiciary
3/13/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology read 1st time -SJ 229
3/20/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/25/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/25/2019 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 266
3/26/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/27/2019 Senate • Now in Rules
4/2/2019 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 287
4/12/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/17/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
4/17/2019 Senate • CS/CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -SJ 379
4/18/2019 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/19 -SJ 413
4/22/2019 Senate • CS/CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 379
4/23/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 407
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2019 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 486
• Substituted CS/HB 107 -SJ 486
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 107 (Ch. 2019-44) -SJ 486