SB 158 (2011) -  Use of Wireless Communications Devices/Driving

by Detert (CO-SPONSORS) Margolis; Dockery; Lynn
Creates the "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law." Provides legislative intent. Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device for certain purposes. Specifies information that is admissible as evidence of a violation. Provides for enforcement as a secondary action. Provides for points to be assessed against a driver's license for the unlawful use of a wireless communications device resulting in a crash, etc.
Effective Date: 10/01/2011
Last Event: 05/07/11 S Died in Transportation on Saturday, May 7, 2011 3:35 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Transportation
  • Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
  • Budget

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Vote History

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Transportation Time: 05/07/2011 - 3:35 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 05/07/2011 - 12:01 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 22 Time: 03/07/2011 - 5:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Budget -SJ 22 Time: 12/16/2010 - 9:42 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 12/01/2010 - 2:36 PM Member: Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill