Handheld personal communications devices; use in school zones and school property, penalty. (SB932)

Introduced By

Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104574D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2020Reported from Transportation (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2020Amendments by Senator Kiggans agreed to
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB932E
01/28/2020Printed as engrossed 20104574D-E
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB932E)
02/11/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 3-N)
02/21/2020Left in Transportation