The latest publication of the Advance Arkansas Institute appeared on House lawmakers' desks today, just before they voted on SB 154. The fundamental question that the bill posed: when should state government block drivers from talking on a cell phone? Read the Institute's answer here. You'll see that our paper lists several questions that lawmakers should answer before they vote on the bill. It narrowly passed the House (see how your representative voted) 52-41-5 and is on its way to Governor Beebe's desk.
You can watch the debate here -- one noteworthy part was at 40:30, when Rep. Andy Mayberry asked if existing traffic law was sufficient to address the problem of inattentive drivers. Rep. Fred Allen responded "That's a Dan Greenberg question and I don't have an answer to it!" I suppose my best option is to take that as a compliment.