Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 724
       By Senator Bullard
       39-00902-11                                            2011724__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cellular telephone use; creating s.
    3         316.305, F.S.; prohibiting the use of a cellular
    4         telephone while operating a motor vehicle in a school
    5         zone; providing an enhanced penalty; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 316.305, Florida Statutes, is created to
   11  read:
   12         316.305Use of cellular telephones in school zones;
   13  enhanced penalties.—
   14         (1)A person may not operate a cellular telephone while
   15  driving a motor vehicle in a school zone in this state.
   16         (2)A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
   17  infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in
   18  chapter 318, except that the violator shall pay a fine that is
   19  double the amount provided in chapter 318 for a nonmoving
   20  violation.
   21         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.