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