TWIN FALLS, Idaho -

City leaders in Twin Falls are considering ending the southern Idaho city's ban on texting while driving because a similar statewide law will soon go into effect.

The Legislature passed a state law making texting while driving an infraction punishable by an $85 fine. That law goes into effect on July 1.

Now the Twin Falls City Council is considering ditching the city ban on texting, which went into effect in October 2011. Twin Falls Police Captain Anthony Barnhart wrote a letter to the council telling members that repealing the city's ordinance would provide clarity to officers who must enforce the state ban.