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NU Online News Service, April 30, 9:45 a.m. EDT

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will sign into law legislation that bans texting while driving in the state, today on the Oprah Winfrey show, a spokesperson for the governor confirmed.

The legislation–a package of bills that includes SB 468, HB 4370 and HB 4394–will make texting while driving a primary offense, and will impose a $100 fine for first offenders and a $200 fine for subsequent violations, according to the American Insurance Association (AIA), which supports the legislation.

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