SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill banning teenagers from using cellphones while driving is one step closer to reality.
The House voted 48-22 Monday afternoon to move HB 103, dealing with teens and cellphones, to the Senate for further consideration.
Sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry, R-Brigham City, the measure would make it a misdemeanor for 16- and 17-year-olds to talk and drive. Perry has described the measure as a best practice intended to reduce the number of accidents for distracted teen drivers.
Before it was approved, a potential fine for the offense was amended by the House reducing the proposed penalty for the offense from $50 to $25.