California drivers recently rushed to get Bluetooth and other hands-free phone equipment due to a circulating email announcing that new hands-free cell phone laws would be going into effect in the state as of today. Turns out that they have another year to worry about it; California is indeed enacting a ban on cell phone use while driving but the ban doesn’t go into effect until July 1st … of 2008. When it does happen, it’ll make California the 4th state (and 5th area, counting D.C.) to implement the ban; 35 other states are also considering it.
Source: Broadband Reports
Also related, the Snopes.com 2007 California Traffic Laws debunked.