Learner's permits; use of personal communication devices. (SB1335)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Learner's permits; use of personal communications device. Eliminates the provisions prohibiting a holder of a learner's permit or a holder of a provisional driver's license from operating a vehicle while using a wireless telecommunications device. Such provisions were specific only to the holder of a learner's permit or a provisional driver's license. Under a different current law, all drivers, including those with a learner's permit or a provisional driver's license, are prohibited from holding a handheld personal communications device while operating a vehicle. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100741D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1335)
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read second time
01/26/2021Floor substitute printed 21103709D-S1 (Stuart)
01/26/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2021Substitute by Senator Stuart agreed to 21103709D-S1
01/26/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1335S1
01/27/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1335S1)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation
02/09/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
02/16/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/18/2021Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200108D-H1
02/22/2021Read second time
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200108D-H1
02/23/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1335H1
02/23/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Title replaced 21200108D-H1
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1335ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 381 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)

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