2008 Regular Session


File Code: Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road
Sponsored By:
Delegates Waldstreicher, Eckardt, Frick, Haynes, Kramer, Lee, Mizeur, Montgomery, Ross, Taylor, and Walker
Texting While Driving Ban of 2008


Prohibiting the use of a wireless communication device to write, send, or read a text message while operating a motor vehicle; establishing specified exceptions to the prohibition; and providing that specified use of a wireless communication device does not constitute writing, sending, or reading a text message under the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 21-1124.1 , 27-101 )


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