For the second session in a row, the Texas Legislature will try to pass the Alex Brown Memorial Act relating to texting while driving. Here is the first draft of the law that is being considered. Two years ago, in a widely criticized move, Governor Perry vetoed a bill that had passed both the House and the Senate that would ban the practice.
Some believed that Gov. Perry had sinister motives. That may or may not have been true. One thing is for sure, his reasoning is subject to scrutiny. He was quoted as saying that the texting while driving legislation was an “unnecessary infringement on individual rights.” However, this was the same Legislative session where Gov. Perry advocated and lobbied for a mandatory vaccination law for minor females despite the protestation of parents across the State that this was a unnecessary governmental infringement on their individual rights.
Well the Act is back and this time, I am encouraging everyone to make their voices heard.
To find out who your representatives are, go HERE. When you find your representatives, there will be links that you can click that say “Contact”. DO IT! Tell them you support the Alex Brown Memorial Act.