State senators look over bill to ban social media use while driving
POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Lawmakers got a first chance to look over a bill that would prohibit using social media while driving today at the State Capitol.
A Senate committee discussed the proposed law that that would make it illegal to post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites while operating a vehicle.
The bill's author, Senator Dale Erdey, says it closes the loopholes in the original texting and driving ban.
The bill left committee today with a few tweaks.