Florida Senate - 2014 SB 442 By Senator Ring 29-00539-14 2014442__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to texting while driving; amending s. 3 316.305, F.S.; revising penalties for violations of 4 the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law; 5 providing enhanced penalties for such violations when 6 committed in a school zone or school crossing; 7 providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 316.305, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition.— 14 (4)(a) A
Anyperson who violates paragraph (3)(a) commits a 15 noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving 16 violation as provided in chapter 318. For a violation occurring 17 in a legally posted school zone or designated school crossing, 18 the amount of any fine prescribed for the violation shall be 19 doubled. 20 (b) A Anyperson who commits a second or subsequent 21 violation of paragraph (3)(a) within 5 years after the date of a 22 prior conviction for a violation of paragraph (3)(a) commits a 23 noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation 24 as provided in chapter 318. For a violation occurring in a 25 legally posted school zone or designated school crossing, 26 regardless of where the prior violation that resulted in a 27 conviction occurred, the amount of any fine prescribed for the 28 violation shall be doubled. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.