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Hands-Free Cell Phone Push Appears Over in Minn. Legislature

It appears the Minnesota Legislature won't advance a proposal to require drivers to use hands-free phones to make calls. It appears the Minnesota Legislature won't advance a proposal to require drivers to use hands-free phones to make calls. |  Photo: ABC News, file

Created: May 16, 2018 09:46 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A move to require Minnesota drivers to use only hands-free cell phones looks like it's finished for the current legislative session.

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Rep. Mark Uglem, the Champlin Republican sponsoring the bill in the House, says leaders told him his bill won't get a vote as the session heads toward a finish this weekend.

Uglem tells Minnesota Public Radio that he's disappointed the bill won't get a vote. He says he's concerned for people endangered by distracted driving.

The bill also stalled in the Senate.

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's also disappointed the bill apparently won't advance.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News

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