Texting and Driving bill passes Texas Senate, heading back to House

AUSTIN -- A texting and driving bill from Midland Rep. Tom Craddick has passed the Texas Senate and will be heading back to the House after including changes.

On Friday State Senators voted 23-8 in approval of the bill, and passed it on a third reading.

The bill will now be sent to the House where the chamber has the option to either concur or send it to a conference committee, according to the Texas Tribune.

Drivers would be banned from texting as well as using other apps including e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat if the bill is passed.