User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


73° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Panel Kills Texting And Driving Ban, One Remains

March 6, 2014, 12:24 PM

SD Panel Kills Texting And Driving Ban, One Remains
PIERRE, SD -

The South Dakota battle between two proposed texting while driving bans has come to an end.

The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 Thursday to defeat the Senate version of the ban. It would have made texting while driving a petty offence with a $100 fine.

Supporters of the measure say they should pass both bills to ensure that some form succeeds.

Opponents of the measure say it would allow cities to have their own stricter policies, causing inconsistencies across the state. They say the competing House version is better.

On Wednesday, the House's texting ban barely made it out of a Senate committee. It will go next to the Senate floor.

The sponsor of the defeated measure has not decided if he will offer an amendment to the remaining bill.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Jackley: State Had Planned To Charge Benda

7/29/2014 10:42 AM

South Dakota investigators were closing in on former South Dakota Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda when he committed suicide l...

Full Story
Sex Trafficking Bill Up For Debate

7/23/2014 6:00 PM

Human sex trafficking. A serious problem across the country and here in KELOLAND.

Full Story | Watch
SD U.S. Senate Candidates Agree To Four Debates

7/23/2014 3:10 PM

The four candidates running for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat will appear together at four debates this fall.

Full Story
Silver City Cemetery Ceremony Celebrates Signing

7/27/2014 12:02 PM

Supporters of a bill that transfers ownership of nine historic cemeteries in the Black Hills from the federal government to local communities celebrat...

Full Story
SD U.S. Senate: Four Candidates, Four Debates

7/23/2014 5:59 PM

All four South Dakota U.S. Senate candidates will appear in a live hour-long debate on KELOLAND TV this fall.

Full Story | Watch


Events