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.
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
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)
3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 House • Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
HB 127, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/17/2021 at 2:49 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Citations - Statutes (3)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition. Page 3 (pdf) 316.306 School and work zones; prohibition on the use of a wireless communications device in a handheld manner. Page 4 (pdf) 316.307 Page 6 (pdf)
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