SB17-027

SB17-027 - Increase Penalty Texting While Driving

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning an increase in the penalty for text messaging while operating a motor vehicle.

Currently, the penalty for text messaging while driving is a $50 fine and one point assessed against the violator's driver's license for a first offense and a $100 fine and one point assessed against the violator's driver's license for a second or subsequent offense. The bill increases the penalty to a $300 fine and 4 points for each offense. A driver may not be cited for text messaging while driving unless the driver was also operating the motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 1, 2017
06/01/2017 - Governor Signed
05/01/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/01/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/27/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/24/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/21/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/21/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/03/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/21/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Finance
03/08/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
03/03/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/02/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/28/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/16/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/08/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
01/25/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/11/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs