Driver's license, provisional; makes cell phone use while driving a primary offense. (SB1227)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Provisional driver's license holders. Makes cell phone use while driving by a provisional driver's license holder a "primary offense." Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093564324
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2009Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Reconsider passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Reconsider passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/28/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.

Comments

John H. Howard writes:

Defeat this. Unless you want to add listening to the radio as a primary offense. We have the police keep track of to many things already. Kill this bill.