McDaniel, D-Smithville, said GOP House leaders didn't want the ban on texting while driving. Republicans outnumber Democrats 72-29 in the House.
House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, who has voted against similar legislation in the past, has said he didn't support this year's legislation either.
House Democrats said public opinion largely favors a ban on texting while driving.
“Thirty-nine other states have already outlawed texting while driving,” Inman said.