Speaker Brian Gosch has assigned the ban on texting while driving to the House Judiciary Committee.
Gosch is the chairman of that committee, which also includes Jon Hansen, Christine Erickson, Marc Feinstein, Peggy Gibson, Anne Hajek, Charlie Hoffman (the House sponsor of the texting ban), Timothy Johns, Kevin Killer, Don Kopp, Melissa Magstadt, Mike Stevens and Dean Wink.
Hoffman told me earlier today that if it goes to the Judiciary Committee, he’s optimistic it will pass and head to the floor. But the last two attempts at texting bans have gone down in House committees, so it’ll be interesting what happens.
More on this bill’s House chances later.