A bill that will increase the penalty for texting and driving has passed the legislature and is heading to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature.
Under Florida law it’s currently a secondary offense to text and drive.
But the new bill would make it a primary offense starting July 1.
That’s when Orange County Sheriff Chief John Mina says officers will be able to pull over offenders and write them citations for non-moving violations.
These types of violations result in fines and court fines-beginning at around $30.