Legislators are sending a measure to the governor’s desk that cracks down on the use of handheld electronic devices behind the wheel. It goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, prime sponsored the House version of the bill, HB 1371, and championed the Senate companion, SB 5289. The final bill had support from both sides of the aisle.
Click here to read the Seattle Times’ April 19 story about bill’s final version and its journey through the legislature.