STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Otondo released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1165:
"Finally. Today's vote marks the end of years of hard work by the families and friends of those who have been killed by texting drivers. For years, they have come down to the Capitol to testify in committee - each time reliving the worst moments of their lives. They've done that for the 12 years that former Senator Steve Farley championed a texting ban and they did it again this year. We can't tell you how much we respect their courage and tenacity," said Senator Otondo.
"Today is for them and for the countless lives of Arizonans and our visitors that will be saved by this legislation. We are grateful to every member of the legislature, from both sides of the aisle, who supported this critically important legislation and we look forward to having Governor Ducey sign it into law."