Senate committee passes bill banning texting while driving

Mitch Coffman Headlines

On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed legislation, Senate Bill 1274, that would make it illegal to text message while driving. The bill defines what its sponsor characterizes as a simple definition of texting, one that is easy for law enforcement to apply. Texting is defined as, “Engaging in the review of, or manual preparation and transmission of, written communications …

Senate transportation chairman doubtful GARVEE funds will be approved by Legislature (video)

Mitch Coffman Headlines, Video

(Note: This is the first installment of a two-part interview with Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.) The Idaho speaker of the House, Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, believes the remaining funds available for road and bridge work financed in part by GARVEE bonds could pass this session of the Legislature after not making it through …