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.



Current status

  • Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (03/19/2019)
  • Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/15/2019)
  • Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/14/2019)
  • Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy (01/04/2019)


J. Melton / L. Court

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