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House, Senate passes amended texting and driving bill

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Virginia House and Senate have passed an amended version of a texting and driving bill, which reduced the fine for violators.

The original version of the bill called for a $250 fine and made texting and driving a primary offense. The Governor's amendments reduced the fine to $125, while keeping it a primary offense. A second offense would carry a fine of $250, instead of $500. The amendments also add training for police departments.

Senators voted in favor of the bill 36-4. The bill is now heading back to the Governor's desk.

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