SB 567 Prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating moving motor vehicles on any highway in this state and prohibits anyone from being stopped solely to determine compliance with the state text messaging ban
Sponsor: Wright-Jones
LR Number: 4733S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 1/25/2012 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 567 - Under current law, drivers who are 21 years of age or younger are prohibited from text messaging while operating a motor vehicle. Under this act, the text messaging ban is applied universally so that all drivers, regardless of age, are prohibited from text messaging while operating a motor vehicle. The act also prohibits anyone from being stopped solely to determine compliance with the text messaging ban (Section 304.820).

This act is identical to HB 317 (2011).

STEPHEN WITTE