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HB 127: First Responder Roadway Safety

GENERAL BILL by Slosberg-King

First Responder Roadway Safety; Applies prohibition against texting while driving & prohibition against using wireless communications device in handheld manner in certain areas to motor vehicle that is stopped until authorized emergency vehicle has passed; prohibits person from operating motor vehicle while using wireless communications device in handheld manner in immediate vicinity of certain first responders; authorizes law enforcement officer to issue warnings or citations; provides that billing records or certain testimony are admissible as evidence in certain crashes; authorizes first-time offenders to participate in driving safety program; authorizes clerk of court to dismiss case & assess court costs; requires law enforcement officers to record certain information when issuing citation; requires report to DHSMV, Governor, & Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/17/2021 House • Filed
9/29/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Referred to Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)