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TN lawmaker doesn't want pets behind the wheel

NASHVILLE, TN (WAVE) – Dogs are not drivers and shouldn't be in the driver's seat. That's the message behind legislation that was passed in the Tennessee State House Monday night.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jim Cobb (R), would make it illegal to for people to drive with a pet in their laps or between the driver and the driver's door.

It is not clear what the fine would be for violating the measure.

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