A statewide texting and driving ban is dead.
A joint committee of South Dakota House and Senate lawmakers decided not to negotiate the differences between the Senate and House plans on Tuesday night.
The Senate's version would make it a primary offense and violators could face up to a $500 fine. The House bill made it a secondary offense and only a $25 fine.
With no statewide ban in place, local texting and driving laws will remain unchanged.