School Bus Seat Belt Bill Withdrawn

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Legislation that would have required school buses to have seat belts in the state has been withdrawn.

The bill was in response to the deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga in November and was sponsored by State Representative JoAnne Favors of that city.

With the high cost of installing seat belts on buses by local school districts, a price tag of nearly 13-million dollars, Favors' bill would have pushed that cost to the state.

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However, the funds were not available in the state budget this year.

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