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SB 142 - Prohibits Texting While Driving - South Dakota Key Vote


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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting while driving.

  • Prohibits an individual from using a wireless communication device to write, send, or read a written message while operating a motor vehicle, except in any of the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The vehicle is lawfully parked;
    • The device is used to contact an emergency response vehicle;
    • The device is used to write, read, select, or enter a telephone number or name for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call; or
    • The individual is using voice-operated or hands-free technology. 
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a Class 2 misdemeanor (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits municipalities from adopting or enforcing ordinances or policies that violate the provisions of this bill (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving


  • Charles B. 'Charlie' Hoffman (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Vehle (SD - R) (Out Of Office)


  • James W. 'Jim' Bolin (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Bradford (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lance Carson (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kristin A. Conzet (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason Frerichs (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peggy Anne Gibson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer Hawley (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Troy E. Heinert (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernie P. Hunhoff (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Mark Johnston (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Tom Jones (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick A. Kirschman (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Lederman (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry James Lucas (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa Magstadt (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott L. Parsley (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tona Rozum (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Soli (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Billie H. Sutton (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry J. Tidemann (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Tieszen (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathy Tyler (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
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