The Massachusetts House is giving approval to a bill banning the use of hand held cell phones while driving.
The vote was 155-2 in favor.
The state House has considered the ban for years but have not been able to obtain final approval on a bill.
State Representative Joe Wagner of Chicopee says the bill is a good one which will save lives.
The Senate is expected to take up its version of the measure next month.
Governor Charlie Baker has expressed support for the ban in the past.