TOPEKA -- Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson signed the bill into law Monday, that will ban texting while driving on state roads.
The law was one of six measures the Democratic governor signed Monday, bringing the total to 155 sent to him from the 2010 legislative session. The texting ban takes effect when it's published in the Kansas Register.
Through Jan. 11, 2011, law enforcement will only issue a warning to drivers who are stopped for texting while operating a vehicle. The fine will then be $60 after that date.
There will be exclusions to the law. Those will include text messages sent to report illegal activity to law enforcement or to receive emergency traffic or weather alerts.