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Stronger Penalties for Passing Stopped School Buses Clears House

APRIL 12, 2005 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Penalties for passing a stopped school bus would be heightened under a bill that has passed the Arkansas House.

The bill was prompted by the death of a nine-year-old Benton boy killed while exiting his school bus.

The bill would make passing a stopped bus and causing a death a Class C felony by adding the offense to the list of those punishable under Arkansas' negligent homicide statute.  Punishment would range from three to ten years in prison with a fine of up to $10,000.

In cases where passing a stopped bus did not result in death, the bill would increase fines from the current range of $35 to $500 to anywhere from $250 to $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail.

The law is named "Isaac's Law," named for the late William "Isaac" Brian, who was a fourth-grade student at Salem Elementary in Benton.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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