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Hands-free bill clears Minnesota House; Senate vote expected soon


March 19, 2019

Rose Baca – TNS

A man looks at his phone while driving.

A small group of Minnesotans stood alongside lawmakers Monday and gripped portraits of loved ones lost to distracted drivers, in what has become a somber ritual inside the State Capitol.

But what has been a decadelong push for some moved to its closest point yet to becoming law later in the day. By a 106-21 vote, the House approved a measure Monday night requiring drivers to use hands-free technology while making phone calls or sending text messages.


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