Gov. Perry has vetoed a bill outlawing texting while driving.
He calls it a "government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults."
It was one of 23 bills Perry vetoed Friday, in addition to a handful of line item vetoes in the state budget.
A bill awaiting Governor Rick Perry's signature would make it a misdemeanor offense to text while driving.
The measure passed Sunday night would make the offence punishable by $200 or 30 days of jail time.
The law does not make it illegal to enter or search for a phone number on a phone while driving before making a call.
Perry has not announced whether he will sign the bill.
For more, watch the embedded video.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.