Handheld personal communications device; texting while driving. (SB1042)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103393D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2011Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1042)
02/02/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/22/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1489.


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!