A bill to legalize television screens on car and truck dashboards won final legislative approval Thursday.

The measure, House Bill 243, cleared the Senate 36-0, which was its last legislative hurdle.

It goes to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The bill would allow “split-view” technology in cars and trucks.

That technology allows front-seat passengers to watch a DVD or television program that cannot be seen by the driver.

Backers have said 38 states already permit the screens, and bills are awaiting action by governors in four other states.

Under state law, video screens are illegal unless they are behind the driver’s seat.

Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer that offers “split-view” screens now.

State Sen. Joe McPherson, D-Woodworth, told the Senate that GM and others are expected to do so soon.