Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 76
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Hutson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 50 - 73
    4  and insert:
    5  operation of a motor vehicle while the vehicle is in motion.
    6  Inattentive or distracted driving conduct includes reading,
    7  writing, performing personal grooming, applying a beauty aid or
    8  similar products, interacting with pets or unsecured cargo,
    9  using a personal wireless communications device, or engaging in
   10  any other activity, conduct, task, or action that causes
   11  distraction.
   12         (b) “Wireless communications device” means any handheld
   13  device that is designed or intended to receive or transmit text-
   14  or character-based messages, to record or view images, to access
   15  or store data, or to connect to the Internet or any
   16  communications service, as defined in s. 812.15, or which allows
   17  text communications. The term includes, but is not limited to, a
   18  cell phone, a tablet, a laptop, a two-way messaging device, or
   19  an electronic game that is used or capable of being used in a
   20  handheld manner. The term does not include a safety, security,
   21  or convenience feature built into a motor vehicle which does not
   22  require the use of a handheld device.
   23         (3)(2) It is the intent of the Legislature to:
   24         (a) Improve roadway safety for all vehicle operators,
   25  vehicle passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other road
   26  users.
   27         (b) Prevent crashes related to the act of driving while
   28  distracted when operating text messaging while driving a motor
   29  vehicle while the vehicle is in motion.