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Texting while driving ban starts July 1st in GA

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ATLANTA (AP) - Starting Thursday, Georgia drivers caught checking e-mail, sending text messages or using the Internet while behind the wheel could face a $150 fine and get a point added to their driver's license.

The law is one of several that take effect on July 1st. Teen drivers will also be barred from talking while driving.

As of Thursday, the governor - or any former Georgia governor - can perform marriage ceremonies. It will also be illegal for massage parlors to operate escort services or employ unlicensed massage therapists.

The Legislature passed more than 140 bills in the Senate and 80 bills in the House during a marathon session that lasted nearly five months.





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