Florida Senate - 2010 SB 326
By Senator Baker
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to public transportation operators;
3 prohibiting railroad engineers or operators of school
4 buses or other public transportation vehicles from
5 writing or sending text messages on electronic
6 communications devices while operating a public
7 transportation vehicle; providing a penalty; providing
8 an effective date.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
12 Section 1. A railroad engineer or operator of a school bus
13 or other vehicle used for public transportation may not operate
14 such public transportation vehicle while using an electronic
15 communications device to write or send text-based
16 communications, including text messages, instant messages, or
17 electronic mail. A violation of this section is a noncriminal
18 traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided
19 in chapter 318, Florida Statutes.
20 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.