UPDATE: Perry Vetoes Texting While Driving Bill

Published 06/17 2011 05:16PM

Updated 08/22 2012 01:05PM

Friday Afternoon Update:
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.

Click here for a link to the list of bills vetoed by Governor Perry.

Original Story:

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.

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