Assessment on House Bill 55 – Ban on Cellular/Text Use While In A Registered School Zone
House Bill 55 was signed and put into effect in June of 2009 by Governor Rick Perry. This bill strictly prohibits the use of cell phones or text messaging in a registered school zone area. The bill also outlaws the use of a cell phone by a bus driver who is transporting minors. This bill puts into perspective children’s safety and well being. Legislature gave their final approval for this law to be enacted on May 29, 2009. Governor Perry signed the bill on June 19, 2009 and the bill was put into action on September 1, 2009.