Assemblyman Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, plans to introduce a bill
into the California General Assembly that would make it illegal to use a cell
phone while driving unless the driver uses a hands-free device, media outlets
reported Jan. 20.
The bill, according to Copley
News Service, would exempt emergency calls.
The bill would be similar to AB45, which stalled last year in the
Senate Transportation Committee, The
Contra Costa Times reported. Simitian may attempt to resurrect that bill as
Simitian’s new bill was not yet
listed on the Assembly’s Web site Jan. 20.