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Gov. Walker undecided on signing bill outlawing cell phones for young drivers

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker has not decided whether to ban cell phones for young drivers behind the wheel.

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill that prohibits the use of wireless devices by drivers with instruction permits and probationary licenses.

Cell phones can be used to report emergencies.

First-time violators would be fined up to $40, and repeat violators could be fined up to $100.

Senators okayed the bill on a voice vote with no debate. The governor’s office says Walker will evaluate the measure before deciding whether to make it a law. 

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