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Relating to the enforcement of public safety, including the privileges and duties of certain types of law enforcement officers.
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- Referred to Committee
- Bill Passed
This text refers to the Conference Report Vote in the House.
Vote to adopt a conference report that bans texting while driving, beginning September 1, 2011.
-Prohibits an operator of a motor vehicle from using a hand-held wireless communication device to read, write, or send a text-based communication while the vehicle is moving (Sec. 9). -Defines a "text-based communication" as including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 8):<ul>-Text messages; -Instant messages; and -E-mails.</ul>
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