Handheld personal communications devices; use of devices in highway work zones, penalty. (SB1768)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Use of handheld personal communications devices; highway work zones; penalty. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, with certain exceptions. The bill provides that a violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Current law prohibits only the reading of an email or text message on the device and manually entering letters or text in the device as a means of communicating, with the same exceptions. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/13/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Passing the Bill

History

DateAction
01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104680D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2019Rereferred from Transportation (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1768)
01/30/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19106291D-S1
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1768S1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106291D-S1
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1768S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/06/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/07/2019Referred from Transportation
02/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)

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