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SB166 (Student Passes on Public Transportation) Passes Senate

You know something is a good idea when it passes unanimously. Last week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 166, which would allow schools to provide annual public transportation (DART) buss passes to their students in grades 6 through 12 for travel to and from school, sporting events, after school activities and summer jobs.

Senator Laura Sturgon: “Every family has to make a choice about the transportation option that works best for them, whether that’s the yellow school bus, walking to school or carpooling. This law will simply add another option for parents and guardians to get their kids to school safely, affordably, and on time. My hope is that this option will make life easier for working families and possibly even open opportunities for more children to participate in sports and after-school activities.”

Senate Bill 166 now heads to the House for final consideration.

WHERE IS THE BILL NOW? Passed Senate 20-0-1. Now in House

DEMOCRATIC SPONSORS – Sturgeon, Bolden, Lockman Sokola, Townsend

REPUBLICAN SPONSORS – Lopez, Wilson

YES VOTES – SENATE — Bonini, Brown, Delcollo, Ennis, Hansen, Hocker, Lawson, Lockman, Lopez, McBride, McDowell, Paradee, Pettyjohn, Poore, Richardson, Sokola, Sturgeon, Townsend, Walsh, Wilson ||| HOUSE — 

NO VOTES – SENATE — ||| HOUSE — 

ABSENT – Cloutier

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1 comment on “SB166 (Student Passes on Public Transportation) Passes Senate

  1. MikeM2784

    It’s a good thing, but we really need to address how crappy the public transportation system is in Kent and Sussex Counties. This measure doesn’t really help students down here, unless they want to leave three hours early to get where they’re going and maybe not be able to find a ride back.

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