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Several bills pass legislature and head to governor

by IPR News

April 29, 2011

Today is the last day of the legislative session for Indiana lawmakers and several bills are being given final approval before they are sent to be signed by Governor Mitch Daniels.  One bill headed to the governor would prohibit Indiana motorists from texting while driving.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports.

Smith — Texting While Driving to Governor

Also today, the Senate passed a bill that requires Indiana retailers to electronically track sales of cold medications that could be used to make methamphetamine.  Today’s vote of 41-8 in favor follows House approval yesterday.  The proposed new law would have all stores selling ephedrine or pseudoephedrine enter the identity of customers into a multistate database and limit how much a person can buy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.