Austin - The House Transportation Committee has voted to send legislation to set a statewide ban on tex­ting while driving to the full House of Representatives for action. House Bill 80 by Rep. Tom Cradd­ick, R-Midland, was sent to the House Calendars Committee to be considered for floor debate. HB 80 joint authors include Reps. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana; Patricia Harless, R-Spring; Eddie Lu­cio III, D-Brownsville, and Gene Wu, D-Houston. As introduced, HB 80 would make it a misdemeanor - punishable by a fine of not more than $99 for a first offense or $200 if the offender has been previously convicted for the...
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