HB 144 – Hands Free NC

HB 144 – Hands Free NC

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Kevin Corbin (R-Cherokee), Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston), Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford), Rep. Garland Pierce (D-Hoke)

Bill Summary

This bill would make it unlawful to use a wireless device while operating a motor vehicle.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on February 21, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Transportation – Committee substitute passed March 12, 2019
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary – Committee substitute passed on May 3, 2019
  • Finance – Referral stricken
  • Rules –
    • Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) introduced an amendment would clarify that the bill would only apply to a “handheld device”. The amendment passed.
    • Committee substitute passed on May 6, 2019.

This bill passed in the House with a vote of 92-23 on May 7, 2019.


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