Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits talking on such device unless in hands-free mode. (HB58)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wireless telecommunications devices in motor vehicles. Extends prohibition on use of wireless telecommunications devices in motor vehicles to talking on such device, unless the device is configured for hands-free operation and is being used in the hands-free mode.

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Bill Has Failed


12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101650D
12/28/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/27/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB58)
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Public Safety - Hands Free

robert legge writes:

Clearly cell phones are not the only distraction that drivers have, but it is really getting out of hand. I wish that insurance companies would get into the act such as penalizing people in some way (such as reduction in coverage for accidents caused in part by cell phone use).