Texting while driving will be illegal in the state of West Virginia starting July 1st, but on Tuesday night Parkersburg City Council held a first reading of its own law.
Council President John Rockhold says the law the city is looking to pass is similar to the statewide electronics law.
Rockhold says with only having a statewide law, all cases would go to the magistrate court which would be very overwhelming.
He says with a Parkersburg city law, people can go to city court to pay their fines, making it more convenient.
The second reading will take place June 26th.
Rockhold says that second reading is the time for people to comment. If it passes a second reading, it will also be put into place July 1st.