NY Senate Passes Child Protection School Bus Bill
Albany (WETM-TV/WSYR-TV) - The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would keep dangerous criminals off school buses.
The legislation passed Monday prohibits people convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from working as school bus monitors.
The bill also prevents individuals convicted of “Leandra’s Law” from driving a school bus.
“This bill would protect the safety and well-being of our children by disqualifying those who are unfit and potentially dangerous from the crucial jobs performed by bus monitors and drivers across the state,” Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said.
The bill is on its way to the State Assembly for its consideration.
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