Handheld personal communications devices; holding devices while driving a motor vehicle. (HB512)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Holding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text message and manually entering letters or text in such a device as a means of communicating and (ii) holding a personal communications device while driving in a work zone. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are being held and used (a) as an amateur radio or a citizens band radio or (b) for official Department of Transportation or traffic incident management services. This bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. This bill was incorporated into HB 874. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/04/2020Committee
01/04/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101521D
01/04/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB512)
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

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB136, SB160, HB377 and HB874.

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