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New Washington State Law Effective Mid-July Bans Holding Phones, Other Electronic Devices

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill yesterday that makes even holding a phone – or any other electronic device, for that matter – against the law effective mid-July.

Currently, only texting or holding a phone to one’s ear is illegal – even if at a stop. First offenses will be subject to a $136 fine, $235 for a second offense.

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