A bill meant to ban texting while driving has cleared the Florida House, but it won't be headed to the governor for his signature quite yet.
The bill passed 110-6. It now heads back to the Florida Senate, where state senators can decide whether to keep an amendment tacked on to the bill or send it back to the House without the amendment.
The amendment – which the Senate sponsor has called unfriendly – only allows law enforcement officials to subpoena cell phone records in the event of an accident causing personal injury or death.
Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, and Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, voted in favor of the bill; while Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, was one of three House members who did not cast a vote on the issue.
None of the Southwest Florida representatives spoke on the issue during the limited debate allowed.