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SD Legislature Revives Text Ban Bill

SD Legislature Revives Text Ban Bill

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South Dakota lawmakers are attempting to revive a texting and driving bill. A conference committee voted to kill the bill on Tuesday night. Many in Pierre thought the issue dead this session. Now both the House and Senate agreed to appoint new members to a second conference committee in an attempt to resurrect a statewide texting while driving ban. Republican State Senator Mike Vehle of Mitchell says the House wants to negotiate on this issue……….

 

The two sides have debated the texting issue throughout the session. The House wants to make it a secondary offense, similar to the seat belt law, while the Senate wants to make it a primary offense. The reappointed conference committee is scheduled to meet Thursday in Pierre.

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