S. 1938 (111th): Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2010


Oct 27, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 9, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010
Length: 30 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a program to reduce injuries and deaths caused by cellphone use and texting while driving.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to make grants beginning FY2011 to states that enact laws that prohibit, with certain exceptions, and establish fines for texting and/or handheld cellphone ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 27, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 29, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

Jun 9, 2010
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 30, 2010
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1938”). 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 (7D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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