Summary: To require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct research on and implement certain safety measures and programs to prevent illegal passing of school buses, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/9/19.
- Kids are back to school and school buses are back on the roads, which means we all need to remember to stop for school buses! I’m a cosponsor of the Stop for School Buses Act to make sure our roads stay safe for buses and the students that ride them. (Source: Rep. Craig, Twitter, 9/16/19)
STATUS: Introduced 4/10/19 by Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] .
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “The tragic loss of young Hoosiers in bus-related crashes last year, including in Fulton County, was a reminder that life is precious and that we all need to work together to keep children safe,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Every driver has a responsibility to exercise caution when students are present, and that includes never passing a school bus that is stopped with red lights flashing or its stop arm extended. The Stop for School Buses Act will help our states and local communities take the most effective actions to prevent illegal passing of school buses and ensure students are safe when traveling to and from school.” (Source: Rep. Walorski, Press Release, 04/12/19)
- The presidents of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) requested in the letter co-sponsorship of the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 (H.R. 2218/S. 1254) from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. (Source: School Bus Fleet)