2007 Regular Session


File Code: Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road Prior Year Introduction As: HB 30/06 - ENV
Sponsored By:
Delegate Shewell (By Request) and Delegates Bartlett, McComas, Minnick, and Stull
Vehicle Laws - Distracted Driving and Use of Wireless Communication Devices While Driving - Prohibitions


Establishing the offense of distracted driving; prohibiting a driver of a specified school vehicle from using a wireless communication device; prohibiting a holder of a learner's instructional permit who is 18 years of age or older from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device; prohibiting the driver of a motor vehicle that is in motion from using the driver's hands to use a wireless communication device; providing for exceptions to the prohibitions of the Act; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/6 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Tanya Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
School Buses
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones
Traffic Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 21-901.1 , 21-1124 , 21-1124.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered