2009 Regular Session


File Code: Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road Prior Year Introduction As: HB 380/08 - ENV
Sponsored By:
Delegates F. Turner and Waldstreicher and Delegates Barkley, Bartlett, Beidle, Bobo, Branch, Cardin, V. Clagett, Conway, DeBoy, Doory, Eckardt, Frick, Frush, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Haddaway, Harrison, Heller, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, King, Kirk, Kramer, Krebs, Krysiak, Lee, Levy, Mathias, McDonough, McHale, Miller, Minnick, Montgomery, Morhaim, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, Reznik, Rice, Ross, Shewell, Sossi, Stocksdale, Stukes, Tarrant, Taylor, V. Turner, Vallario, Vaughn, Walker, Weir, Cane, Carr, Glenn, Healey, Hucker, Niemann, Norman, and Stein
The Delegate John Arnick Electronic Communications Traffic Safety Act


Prohibiting a person from using a text messaging device to write or send a text message while operating a motor vehicle in motion or in the travel portion of the roadway; specifying exceptions for use of a global positioning system, or text messaging to contact a 9-1-1 system; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (133-2)
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Delegates Malone, Frush, and Stull
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order later today (Senator Stone) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Mooney) Rejected
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (43-4)
Motion Recede (Senator Frosh) Adopted
Committee Amendment Withdrawn
Senate Recede
Third Reading Passed (43-4)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 195

Sponsored by:

Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate James J. King, District 33A
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
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, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 200512/01     Offered on: March 31, 2009   at: 10:22 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 103125/01     Offered on: April 10, 2009   at: 12:56 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 618471/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 3:14 p.m.     Status: Withdrawn
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 28, 2009: Third Reading Passed (133-2)
April 7, 2009: Third Reading Passed (43-4)
April 8, 2009: Third Reading Passed (43-4)