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Lawmakers consider texting and driving ban

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On Wednesday morning members of the Texas Senate heard testimony about a bill that would ban texting and driving.

The hearing took place before the Transportation Committee. Supporters urged lawmakers to vote it out of committee so the entire Senate can debate and vote on the bill.

The, the Alex Brown Memorial Act, made it off the House floor last week. There has been a renewed push during this legislative session from family members and lawmakers on both side of the aisle to make the bill law.

Already 40 states have laws banning texting and driving. Texas is one of ten without one.

The last hurdle for the law may not be with the legislature but with Governor Rick Perry who vetoed a similar texting ban in the last legislative session. Perry has signaled his thoughts are still the same as when he vetoed the last bill.

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