Sen. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette, has filed two bills dealing with the use of cell phones in automobiles and helmets and insurance for motorcyclists.
SB28 is the second bill prefiled for the General Assembly seeking to deal with cell phone use in automobiles.
HB1013 was filed by Rep. Ray Kidd, D-Jonesboro, earlier this month. It would prohibit all motorists in Arkansas from using cell phones while driving.
"An operator of a motorcycle who has proof of a minimum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) coverage under a health insurance plan for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle without protective headgear is exempt from wearing protective headgear under subsection," the bill says.
Also Wednesday, Rep. Clark Hall, D-Marvell, filed HB1025, which would move the East Arkansas Planning and Development District’s headquarters from Jonesboro to Wynne.