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... if Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a bill that's headed to his desk.

Senate Bill 28, that begun making its way around the capitol in 2007 seeks to "prohibit drivers from sending or reading text messages while operating a motor vehicle. The law would go into effect on January 1, 2009, as an adjunct to the existing prohibitions against the operation of a cell phone without a hands-free device," according to State Senator Joe Simitian's website, who represents parts of Northern California.

The bill is headed towards Schwarzenegger's desk, says the Associated Press. Currently, the hands free law is silent on text messaging while driving for adults.

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