Handheld personal communications devices; use in school zones and school property, penalty. (HB387)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of handheld personal communications devices; school zones and school property; penalty. Adds school crossing zones and school property to the locations in which a driver is prohibited from holding a handheld personal communications device in his hand while driving a motor vehicle, with certain exceptions. The bill provides that a violation is punishable by a mandatory fine of $250. Current law prohibits (i) 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 and (ii) the holding of a handheld personal communication device in a highway work zone, with the same exceptions. This bill was incorporated into HB 874. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101337D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB874-Bourne)
02/13/2020Incorporated by Transportation (HB874-Bourne) (22-Y 0-N)
02/13/2020Left in Transportation

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