Public utilities; cell phones, bill notice. (HB244)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utilities; cell phones; bill notice. Requires any public utility providing commercial mobile radio service to persons whose billing address is within the Commonwealth to include with each bill a notice stating: "It is unlawful for any person to text or use a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone when workers are present." The measure also provides that, for purposes of the provision imposing such requirement, a provider of commercial mobile radio service is a public utility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103203D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB244)
01/25/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor


Rob Waters writes:

Funny how the party that keeps trying to deregulate and so forth wants to push this extra little bit of regulation out.