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Handheld personal communications devices; using while driving on bridge or tunnel, primary offense. (SB1005)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Use of a handheld personal communications device while driving. Makes using a handheld personal communication device while driving on a bridge or in a tunnel a primary offense. All other offenses involving the use of a handheld personal communication device while driving remain secondary offenses. The bill also increases the penalty for causing an accident because of the use of a handheld personal communications device while driving on a bridge or in a tunnel to $150 for a first offense and $250 for a second or subsequent offense. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100467D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/16/2013 Reported from Transportation (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/18/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/22/2013 Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
  • 01/22/2013 Rereferred to Courts of Justice
  • 01/29/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB1005)
  • 01/30/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/01/2013 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/01/2013 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1005E
  • 02/01/2013 Printed as engrossed 13100467D-E
  • 02/01/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)