The California Assembly has passed legislation that would increase fines for drivers who are caught texting while driving.
Legislators on Thursday approved AB 1646, authored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), by a vote of 66-10.
If approved by the Senate and Gov. Jerry Brown, the new law would boost fines for first-time offenders from $20 to $50. Violators would face a $100 fine for each addition infraction.
The bill also mandates that drivers who are cited more than once receive a one-point penalty on their driving record.
Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, May 16, 2014.