Perry Issues Vetoes, Nixes Texting-and-Driving Ban

Gov. Rick Perry gave his seal of disapproval to 24 bills today, two days before the veto deadline for all legislation passed during the regular session. Back on May 31, he vetoed one other bill that would have collected online sales taxes. In all, he has vetoed 25 measures. 

Notable among the vetoed bills is HB 242, a measure that would have banned texting while driving. 

"I support measures that make our roads safer for everyone, but House Bill 242 is a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults. Current law already prohibits drivers under the age of 18 ...

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