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Texting Ban Passed In SD Legislature
Texting Ban Passed In SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers resurrected and passed a ban on texting while driving Thursday, ending several years of disagreement between the House and Senate.

The measure was thought to be dead Tuesday, after a committee of House and Senate members couldn’t reach agreement on the bill, which had been passed by both chambers but in different versions. A new negotiating panel on Thursday put together a last-minute compromise measure, which then passed 52-18 in the House and 28-7 in the Senate.

The measure, which will become law if signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard, would make texting behind the wheel a petty offense carrying a $100 penalty. Drivers could be ticketed for texting violations only if they were stopped for another traffic offense.

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