A 2018 law prohibits motorists from handling their cell phones or other wireless devices while driving. Currently, the fine for a first offense is $50. Under House Bill 113, a first offense could cost up to $100, at a judge's discretion. Fines for a second offense would range from $100 to $200, and third offenses would cost $150 to $300.
The law would also eliminate a provision that requires judges to dismiss citations for first-time offenders if they bring a receipt showing they purchased a hands-free device – thus demonstrating a willingness to comply with the law.