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HB 893

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the use of cellular telephones;
3providing a short title; prohibiting the use of a cellular
4telephone while operating a motor vehicle except when
5using a headset or hands-free device; providing
6exemptions; providing a penalty; providing for enforcement
7only as a secondary offense; providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  This act may be cited as "Heather's Law."
12     Section 2.  Cellular telephones.-
13     (1)  Except when using a headset as allowed in s. 316.304,
14Florida Statutes, or a hands-free device, a person may not
15operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state while
16dialing or sending a telephone call or text message on a
17cellular telephone or while listening to or speaking on a
18cellular telephone. As used in this section, the term "cellular
19telephone" has the same meaning as in s. 817.4821, Florida
21     (2)  This section does not prohibit the use of a cellular
22telephone for safety or law enforcement purposes if the use is
23approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
24     (3)  A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
25infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in
26chapter 318, Florida Statutes. However, this section may be
27enforced by a state or local law enforcement agency only as a
28secondary action when the operator of a motor vehicle has been
29detained for a suspected violation of chapter 316, chapter 320,
30or chapter 322, Florida Statutes.
31     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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