Nebraska Bill Would Allow Traffic Stops for Texting

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A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill that would give police the authority to pull over motorists who are texting while driving.

The bill introduced Friday by Scottsbluff Sen. John Harms would make texting while driving a primary offense. Current Nebraska law only allows police to cite drivers who have been stopped for another traffic offense.

Lawmakers have introduced 155 bills and three proposed constitutional amendments since the session began on Wednesday.

Another measure introduced on Friday would require schools to enact tobacco-free policies, and still another bill would lower the state's voter registration age from 18 to 16. The voting age would stay at 18.

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