Tweet bill passes Senate Tweet bill passes Senate by Capitol News Bureau April 23, 2013 Comments A bill that would make it illegal to tweet or use other social networks while driving breezed through the state Senate on Wednesday afternoon. The vote was 25-9. The proposal, Senate Bill 147, next faces action in the House. The measure, by state Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston, would expand a current state law that makes it illegal to use cell phones and other devices for text messaging. SB147 would extend that ban to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.