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Handheld personal communications devices; mandatory minimum fine when convicted of reckless driving. (HB1907)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), and Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Driving while texting; primary offense; increased penalties. Provides that driving while texting is a traffic infraction punishable, for a first offense, by a fine of $250 and, for a second or subsequent offense, by a fine of $500. The current penalties are $20 for a first offense and $50 for a second or subsequent offense. The bill also changes the offense from a secondary offense (one that can only be charged when the offender is stopped for another, separate offense) to a primary offense. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103495D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/17/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/28/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/29/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1907)
  • 02/01/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104350D-H1
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1883
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1360
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1495
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1848
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1357
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporates HB1540
  • 02/02/2013 Read first time
  • 02/04/2013 Read second time
  • 02/04/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104350D-H1
  • 02/04/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1907H1
  • 02/05/2013 Read third time and passed House (92-Y 4-N 2-A)
  • 02/05/2013 VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/06/2013 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 02/13/2013 Rereferred from Transportation (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2013 Rereferred to Courts of Justice
  • 02/15/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Read third time
  • 02/19/2013 Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/22/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1907ER)
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by President
  • 02/27/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1907ER)
  • 03/25/2013 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 04/02/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/03/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 752 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 04/03/2013 House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1, 2 and 3 (80-Y 14-N 2-A)
  • 04/03/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 14-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
  • 04/03/2013 House concurred in Governor's recommendation #4 (86-Y 8-N 2-A)
  • 04/03/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (86-Y 8-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
  • 04/03/2013 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/03/2013 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/03/2013 Reenrolled
  • 04/03/2013 Reenrolled bill text (HB1907ER2)
  • 04/03/2013 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/03/2013 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/03/2013 Enacted, Chapter 752 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 04/03/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)