MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones.
The bill would bar anyone operating a motor vehicle under an instruction permit or a probationary license from using a cell phone or other wireless communications device except to report an emergency.READ MORE: Missing Person: Douglas Paul Schroeder
First-time violators would face penalties ranging from $20 to $40. Repeat offenders would pay anywhere between $50 and $100.READ MORE: Mayor Frey Speaks With North Minneapolis Community Members Saying They're Fed Up With Recent Surge Of Gun Violence
The Senate was expected to take up the measure Tuesday. The Assembly passed it unanimously in February. It now goes to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Can Move Forward With 'Clean Car' Rules, Judge Says
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