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CS/CS/HB 33: Texting While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Judiciary Committee ; Toledo ; Slosberg ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Ahern ; Altman ; Asencio ; Avila ; Berman ; Beshears ; Boyd ; Burgess ; Burton ; Caldwell ; Clemons ; Cortes, B. ; Cortes, J. ; Cruz ; Daniels ; Davis ; Diaz, M. ; Donalds ; Drake ; Duran ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fant ; Fitzenhagen ; Grant, M. ; Gruters ; Hager ; Harrell ; Harrison ; Ingoglia ; Jacobs ; Killebrew ; La Rosa ; Latvala ; Leek ; Magar ; Mariano ; Massullo ; McClain ; McClure ; Mercado ; Metz ; Miller, M. ; Moraitis ; Moskowitz ; Nunez ; Olszewski ; Payne ; Perez ; Plakon ; Plasencia ; Ponder ; Raschein ; Richardson ; Rommel ; Roth ; Russell ; Santiago ; Smith ; Spano ; Stark ; Stevenson ; Stone ; Watson, C. ; White ; Willhite ; Williams ; Williamson

Texting While Driving; Requires law enforcement officer to inform motor vehicle operator of certain rights; prohibits certain actions by officer; requires officer to record race & ethnicity of violator when issuing citation; requires law enforcement agencies to report such information to DHSMV; requires DHSMV to annually report certain data to Governor & Legislature; removes requirement that enforcement be accomplished as secondary action.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/6/2017 House • Filed
    12/13/2017 House • Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 16
    1/5/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 01/09/18, 1:00 pm, Reed Hall
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 16
    • Favorable by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 311
    • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 311
    1/23/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
    1/25/2018 House • CS by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -HJ 440
    1/26/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 436
    1/29/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 444
    1/30/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/01/18, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
    2/1/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -HJ 492
    2/2/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    2/5/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 491
    • CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 489
    2/22/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
    2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 709
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 738
    • CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 2 -HJ 738
    3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
    3/5/2018 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 724
    • Received -SJ 760
    3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities

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  • CS/CS/HB 33, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/2/2018 at 4:42 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 121 Texting While Driving Slosberg, Stark Compare Last Action: 12/6/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 20
    S 72 Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Compare Last Action: 9/25/2017 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 13
    S 90 (c1) Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Perry Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/1/2018 11:20 AM House 112 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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  • CS/HB 33, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/26/2018 at 8:30 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Government Accountability Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/2/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 121 Texting While Driving Slosberg, Stark Compare Last Action: 12/6/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 20
    S 72 Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Compare Last Action: 9/25/2017 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 13
    S 90 (c1) Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Perry Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    604003 - Amendment
    Between lines 72 and 73, insert:
    Newton 2/1/2018
    11:43 AM
    Failed to Adopt
    2/1/2018
    PDF
    262989 - Amendment
    Remove line 79 and insert:
    Watson, B. 2/1/2018
    11:24 AM
    Adopted
    2/1/2018
    PDF

    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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  • HB 33, Original Filed Version Posted 12/6/2017 at 9:08 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/9/2018 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 1/25/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 121 Texting While Driving Slosberg, Stark Compare Last Action: 12/6/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 20
    S 72 Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Garcia Compare Last Action: 9/25/2017 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 13
    S 90 (c1) Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Perry Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    659831 - Amendment
    Remove lines 68-70 and insert:
    Sprowls 1/24/2018
    7:38 PM
    Adopted
    1/25/2018
    PDF
    878367 - Amendment
    Remove line 77 and insert:
    Alexander 1/24/2018
    7:40 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/25/2018
    PDF

    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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