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.
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