Clarion-Ledger | Bill to ban texting while driving dies as session ends

House Bill 484, a ban on texting while driving, died on the Miss. House floor last night after Speaker Philip Gunn adjourned the 2014 session.

Rep. Bill Denny (R-64) made a move to reconsider the bill late last night which apparently prevented the bill from being voted upon before the session ended.  Rep. Tom Miles (D-75) blamed Denny for single-handedly killing the bill at the last hour.

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One thought on “Clarion-Ledger | Bill to ban texting while driving dies as session ends

  1. The April 3rd Clarion-Ledger reported that Rep. Denny said the short title of the conference report on the bill mentioned the ban on texting while driving would only apply to those 18 and under but that, as written, the bill would have impacted drivers of all ages until after it was approved Tuesday.

    Also objecting to the bill was Rep. Ed Blackmon (D-Canton) who spoke on the House floor saying it could lead to racial profiling by law enforcement.

    See “Ban on texting, driving fails” http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20140403/NEWS010504/304030049?cid=dlvr.it

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