At Issue: April 14 - 'Hands-free' cellphone bill signed into law; President Trump to visit Minn. Monday

April 14, 2019 03:21 PM

"Hands Free" Cellphone Bill Signed into Law; Takes Effect August 1

In a few months, it will be illegal in Minnesota to hold your cell phone while behind the wheel. Governor Walz signed the "hands-free" cellphone bill into law Friday. It will take effect August 1, and will make it illegal to hold your phone while driving. Phones must be in Bluetooth mode or activated by voice commands. Exceptions will be made to call 911 or to use GPS with one-touch navigation features.


Supporters say this new law will go a long way to cutting down on crashes linked to distracted driving in Minnesota.

President Trump to Visit Burnsville Trucking Business on Monday

President Donald Trump is set to make his first official White House visit to Minnesota on Monday. He is scheduled to visit Nuss Truck & Equipment in Burnsville, where he will promote the Republican Tax Bill, passed at the end of 2017, and its impact on the economy. 

Our analysts discuss what President Trump's visit to Minnesota could mean for his re-election prospects in 2020 here in our state.

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