(Carson City, NV)  —  The Assembly approved a bill yesterday that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones by drivers.  Those caught chatting or texting while driving will be fined $50 for a first offense, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for the third offense.  

Law enforcement would begin issuing warnings in October, but fines would not go into effect until next year.  If Governor Brian Sandoval signs the measure, Nevada would be the 31st state to outlaw texting by drivers, and the 9th state to ban cell phone use by drivers.  Hands-free devices would not be affected.

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