SB 1079 Enhances the penalties for motorists who fail to properly yield for school buses that are loading and unloading children when injuries or deaths result
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 5210S.01I Fiscal Note: 5210-01
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 3/28/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 1079 - This act enhances the penalties for those who fail to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children. Under the act, any person who fails to properly yield or stop for a school bus and it results in the injury of any child shall be guilty of a Class D felony. Any person who fails to properly yield for a school bus where such violation causes the death of any child shall be guilty of a Class C felony.

STEPHEN WITTE