S. 1536 (111th): ALERT Drivers Act


Jul 29, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2009
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to reduce the amount of Federal highway funding available to States that do not enact a law prohibiting an individual from writing, sending, or reading text messages while operating a motor vehicle.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2009--Introduced.Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 or the ALERT Drivers Act - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain ... Read more >

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Jul 29, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1536”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (9D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3535 (Related)
ALERT Drivers Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 8, 2009

H.R. 5097 (Related)
Erica’s Law

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 21, 2010

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