Texting ban on teenage drivers now only needs Ducey’s signature to become law

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona is just one signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens.

On a 32-24 margin, the state House today gave final approval to legislation banning teens with a learner’s driving permit from texting or making calls from their cell phones while behind the wheel. SB1080 also extends that to the first six months they have their actual Class G license, which is reserved for the newest drivers.

The measure, which previously was approved by the Senate on a 24-6 margin, now goes to Gov. Doug Ducey.

Gubernatorial press aide Daniel Scarpinato said only that his boss will review the bill.

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