HB 1606 Handheld personal communications devices; use of devices in highway work zones.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Use of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones. Prohibits any person from texting or otherwise using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, defined in the bill, when workers are present. The bill adds an exemption to the prohibition against using a handheld personal communications device in a moving motor vehicle for an operator of a vehicle who activates, deactivates, or initiates a factory-installed feature or function on the vehicle.

Full text:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100696D  pdf | impact statement
01/31/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17100696D-E  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments

Status:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100696D
01/03/17  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/17  House: Reported from Transportation with amendments (19-Y 3-N)
01/27/17  House: Read first time
01/30/17  House: Passed by for the day
01/31/17  House: Read second time
01/31/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1606E
01/31/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17100696D-E
02/01/17  House: Read third time and passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/01/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/17  Senate: Reported from Transportation with amendment (9-Y 4-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/20/17  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/20/17  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/20/17  Senate: Motion to reconsider rerefer to Courts of Justice agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Previous question ordered (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (24-Y 16-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/21/17  Senate: Left in Courts of Justice