Handheld personal communications device; texting while driving. (HB1489)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Texting while driving.  Repeals the "secondary enforcement" provisions of the statute prohibiting texting, etc., while driving. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101496D
12/13/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1042.


John Wilkins writes:

I saw an idiot (who obviously was texting while driving) slowing down and speeding up and crossing the traffic lanes. I pulled up alongside of her and she looked over and caught my glare. Do you think that deterred this fool? Please pass something to get these fools heavily reprimanded before they take another innocent soul down with them!