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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions

Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Updated: House passes texting while driving ban

A bill that would make sending text messages while driving a crime — a measure that Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed in the past — is scheduled to be heard Wednesday on the House floor.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Lawmakers debate texting while driving ban

Lawmakers on Tuesday took their first crack at a bill designed to ban texting while driving, reviewing statistics suggesting that bans in other states have not reduced accidents and are difficult to enforce, and discussing ways to...

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