Legislature Passes Bans on Texting While Driving, Distracted Driving

It took 13 years, but finally the make-up of the Arizona Legislature is facilitating the passage of over-reaching laws like HB2318, which prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving in Arizona. The bill passed with a vote of 44-16.

HB2318 was authored by Senator Kate Brophy McGee (R-28) and added as a strike everything
amendment to a bill sponsored by the chair of the House Transportation Committee,
Representative Noel Campbell (R-1).


HB2318 vote

John AllenNRichard C. AndradeYNancy BartoYLeo BiasiucciN
Walter BlackmanYIsela BlancYReginald Bolding, Jr.YShawnna BolickN
Kelli ButlerYNoel CampbellYAndres CanoYFrank CarrollN
César ChávezYRegina E. CobbNDavid L. CookNDomingo DeGraziaY
Timothy M. DunnYKirsten EngelYMitzi EpsteinYDiego EspinozaY
Charlene R. FernandezYJohn FillmoreYMark FinchemNRandall FrieseY
Rosanna GabaldónYTravis W. GranthamNGail GriffinNAlma HernandezY
Daniel Hernandez, Jr.YJennifer JermaineYJohn KavanaghYAnthony T. KernN
Jay LawrenceYAaron LiebermanYJennifer LongdonYRobert MezaY
Becky A. NuttYJoanne OsborneYJennifer PawlikYKevin PayneN
Geraldine PetenYWarren PetersenNSteve PierceYPamela Powers HannleyY
Tony RiveroNBret RobertsNDiego RodriguezYAthena SalmanY
Amish ShahYThomas T.J. Shope, Jr.YLorenzo SierraYArlando TellerY
Raquel TeránYBob ThorpeYBen TomaYKelly TownsendN
Myron TsosieYMichelle UdallNJeff WeningerYRussell Rusty BowersY
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