Senate, Assembly pass texting bans, don't agree on fines
The Wisconsin Senate approved a ban on sending text messages while driving, but reduced the penalties the Assembly members wanted to impose.
Senators cut the proposed fines Tuesday to between $20 and $400 - the same as for inattentive driving. The Assembly wanted the fines to be up to $800. Both houses will have to reach an agreement before the bill can go to Gov. Jim Doyle. Doyle has already said he'll sign the measure. It would take effect seven months after that.