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Wisconsin texting ban bill headed to governor

MADISON (AP) -- A ban on texting while driving in Wisconsin is headed to the governor. The state Assembly on Thursday agreed with changes in fines for violating the ban that the Senate approved earlier in the week. Under the bill, anyone caught s...

MADISON (AP) -- A ban on texting while driving in Wisconsin is headed to the governor.

The state Assembly on Thursday agreed with changes in fines for violating the ban that the Senate approved earlier in the week.

Under the bill, anyone caught sending an e-mail or a text message while driving could be fined anywhere between $20 and $400. That is the same penalty as inattentive driving.

Gov. Jim Doyle supports the bill and is expected to sign it. The ban will take effect seven months after he signs it.

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