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SB 246: Texting While Driving


Texting While Driving; Revising penalties for violations of the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law to include enhanced penalties for such violations when committed in a school zone or school crossing; removing the requirement that specified provisions be enforced as a secondary action by a law enforcement agency, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Transportation
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2015 Senate • Filed
1/15/2015 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Fiscal Policy -SJ 48
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
3/26/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 03/31/15, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
3/31/2015 Senate • Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 5 NAYS 3 -SJ 316
4/1/2015 Senate • Now in Transportation -SJ 316
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Transportation