Tweet bill passes Senate

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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.