Handheld personal communications devices; use of devices in highway work zones. (HB1606)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Use of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones. Prohibits any person from texting or otherwise using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, defined in the bill, when workers are present. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Committee
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100696D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1606)
01/26/2017Reported from Transportation with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Passed by for the day
01/31/2017Read second time
01/31/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1606E
01/31/2017Printed as engrossed 17100696D-E
02/01/2017Read third time and passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/01/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2017Reported from Transportation with amendment (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/20/2017Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/20/2017Passed by temporarily
02/20/2017Motion to reconsider rerefer to Courts of Justice agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Previous question ordered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Video

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 28 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

AT 6:00 P.M. SO ON BEHALF OF MY CO-HOST FOR THAT EVENT WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. GENTLEMAN FROM ROCKRIDGE, MR. CLINE.

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. RISE FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: GENTLEMAN MAY PROCEED.