2013 Legislative Session
Wed April 17, 2013
Texting Ban Moves to House Floor
A bill that would ban texting while driving in Texas is scheduled to be heard on the House floor today.
The House bill has bipartisan support and there’s an identical measure in the Texas Senate. But last legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a ban on texting while driving. He’s called it government micromanagement.
Texas is one of eleven states that doesn’t have a ban. But many Texas cities – including Austin – do.