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CS/CS/HB 33: Texting While Driving

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Judiciary Committee ; Toledo ; Slosberg ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Ahern ; Altman ; Asencio ; Avila ; Berman ; Beshears ; Boyd ; Burgess ; Burton ; Caldwell ; Clemons ; Cortes, B. ; Cortes, J. ; Cruz ; Daniels ; Davis ; Diaz, M. ; Donalds ; Drake ; Duran ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fant ; Fitzenhagen ; Grant, M. ; Gruters ; Hager ; Harrell ; Harrison ; Ingoglia ; Jacobs ; Killebrew ; La Rosa ; Latvala ; Leek ; Magar ; Mariano ; Massullo ; McClain ; McClure ; Mercado ; Metz ; Miller, M. ; Moraitis ; Moskowitz ; Nunez ; Olszewski ; Payne ; Perez ; Plakon ; Plasencia ; Ponder ; Raschein ; Richardson ; Rommel ; Roth ; Russell ; Santiago ; Smith ; Spano ; Stark ; Stevenson ; Stone ; Watson, C. ; White ; Willhite ; Williams ; Williamson

Texting While Driving; Requires law enforcement officer to inform motor vehicle operator of certain rights; prohibits certain actions by officer; requires officer to record race & ethnicity of violator when issuing citation; requires law enforcement agencies to report such information to DHSMV; requires DHSMV to annually report certain data to Governor & Legislature; removes requirement that enforcement be accomplished as secondary action.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development (ATD)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/6/2017 House • Filed
12/13/2017 House • Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 16
1/5/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 01/09/18, 1:00 pm, Reed Hall
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 16
• Favorable by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 311
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 311
1/23/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/25/2018 House • CS by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -HJ 440
1/26/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 436
1/29/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 444
1/30/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/01/18, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/1/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -HJ 492
2/2/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
2/5/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 491
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 489
2/22/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 709
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 738
• CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 2 -HJ 738
3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2018 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 724
• Received -SJ 760
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities