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Lawmakers don't discuss texting while driving

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill barring drivers on South Carolina roads from sending or reading text messages has been delayed.

A Senate Judiciary subcommittee was set to discuss the bill Thursday. But the meeting was canceled as debate about court fees on the Senate floor continued into the afternoon.

The ban passed the House last month.

Drivers convicted of the misdemeanor would be fined $25. Officers couldn't confiscate phones, look through text or e-mail messages or require phone companies to provide them. For six months after the law is passed, officers couldn't stop motorists solely for texting.

The Senate Judiciary panel has advanced a similar measure that has yet to be taken up by the full Senate.

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