Claim: A bill passed by the Texas legislature will outlaw using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle as of
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
I just received this information from the Harris County Medical Society regarding usage of cell phones in the car. Please make note of the changes in the Texas laws.
Origins: It is true that a bill proposing a state law to ban the use of telephones by persons who are simultaneously operating motor vehicles (unless the phone is of a
SECTION 1. Subchapter I, Chapter 545, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 545.425 to read as follows: Sec. 545.425. USE OF TELEPHONE; OFFENSE. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
(a) An operator may not use a telephone while operating a motor vehicle unless:
(1) the vehicle is stopped; or
(2) the telephone is used without use of either of the operator’s hands.
(b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $100.
SECTION 1. Subchapter I, Chapter 545, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 545.425 to read as follows:
Sec. 545.425. USE OF TELEPHONE; OFFENSE.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.
However, this bill has not been enacted as law. It was sent to committee in
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