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One Texting Ban Bill Killed In House Committee

One Texting Ban Bill Killed In House Committee

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota battle between two proposed texting while driving bans has come to an end.

The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 Thursday to defeat the Senate version of the ban. It would have made texting while driving a petty offence with a $100 fine.

Supporters of the measure say they should pass both bills to ensure that some form succeeds.

Opponents of the measure say it would allow cities to have their own stricter policies, causing inconsistencies across the state. They say the competing House version is better.

On Wednesday, the House’s texting ban barely made it out of a Senate committee. It will go next to the Senate floor.

The sponsor of the defeated measure has not decided if he will offer an amendment to the remaining bill.

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