House Bill 1119, by Rep. Allen Kerr of Little Rock, prohibits drivers under 18 from using a cell phone and requires drivers who are 18 to 20 to use only hands-free cell phone devices.
A first offense would attract a warning, while a second and subsequent violations would bring a fine of up to $50.
House Bill 1013, by Rep. Ray Kidd of Jonesboro, prohibits all text messages while driving.
It will be called “Paul’s Law,” in memory of a Jonesboro man killed last year in a head-on collision caused by another driver who was trying to send a text message.
A first offense would bring a warning. A second offense would bring a fine of up to $100.