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School bus drivers must be at least 25 years old in Tennessee under a new law that took effect on New Year's Day 2018.

Lawmakers made the change in reaction to a November 2016 school bus crash that killed six elementary school children in Chattanooga.

The driver was 24 at the time. The law also requires a school bus driver safety program, five consecutive years of driving experience for drivers and appointment of school district and charter school transportation supervisors.

Two other new laws that took effect on Monday require Tennessee public colleges and universities to spell out free speech policies. Another new law will allow trained soldiers to bypass firing range requirements for a state handgun permit.


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