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HB 47: Texting While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Stark ; Slosberg ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes, J. ; Diamond ; Jacobs ; McGhee ; Smith ; Stevenson ; Watson, C.

Texting While Driving; Revises penalties for violations of Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law; provides enhanced penalties for such violations when committed in school zone or school crossing; removes requirement that specified provisions be enforced as secondary action by law enforcement agency.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/23/2016 House • Filed
    1/9/2017 House • Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 34
    3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 34
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee

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  • HB 47, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/23/2016 at 11:13 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 144 (c1) Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    S 1742 Texting While Driving Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities

    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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