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Bill Detail: SB19-012


Title Use Of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving
Status Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/14/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors J. Melton (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Court (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

Current law prohibits the use of wireless telephones while driving
for individuals who are younger than 18 years of age. The bill:
  • Extends the prohibition to drivers of all ages;
  • Extends the existing prohibition of the use of wireless
telephones to include all mobile electronic devices;
  • Establishes the penalties as $300 and 4 points for a first

violation, $500 and 6 points for a second violation, and
$750 and 8 points for a third or subsequent violation;
  • Creates an exception to the prohibition of the use of mobile
electronic devices for drivers who use a mobile electronic
device while a hands-free accessory is engaged; and
  • Repeals a sentence enhancement for a violation that causes
bodily injury or death.

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