Lawmaker Will Push For Bus Seat Belts Next Year

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Tuesday, May 09 2006 May 9, 2006 Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:31:07 PM CDT May 09, 2006 in News
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The legislation failed to advance during this year's session, which wraps up Friday. Republican Representative Tim Flook of Liberty says the bill will be revised and reintroduced in 2007. Flook says the proposal would give districts 18 months to two years to raise money and phase in lap-shoulder belt systems. The bill also provides for immunity for school districts, bus drivers and teachers if a student fails to wear a safety belt and is injured in an accident. Governor Blunt supports the idea.

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