Texting while driving bill moves forward in SD House, “ban on plastic bans” voted down

PIERRE, S.D. — A bill to make texting while driving a primary offense is moving ahead in the legislature.

The House Transportation Committee approved the bill late Thursday, and it now moves to the House floor. As a primary offense the fine for texting would go up to $122.

Meanwhile, the bill that would have stopped cities and towns from banning plastic bags and straws is dead.

The House defeated the bill by a vote of 33-to-30. The so-called “ban on plastic bans” was approved earlier by the Senate.

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