The state Senate passed a bill Monday that would ban texting while driving statewide. The bill would ban any driver from using, or even just holding, a phone or other electronic device while in motion. This includes texting, calling and watching and recording videos. Only hands-free devices will able to be used. If approved, it won’t become law until January of 2021, but law enforcement can issue warnings to drivers until that date. The bill passed 20-10, with all 13 Democrats voting for it, while 10 of 17 Republicans voted for the legislation. The bill now goes to the House.