Washington is newest state to propose school bus seat belt law

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, public school buses are parked in Springfield, Ill. The lazy days of summer are ending for millions of children as they grab their backpacks, pencils and notebooks and return to the classroom for a new school year. No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And, hello homework! (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Olympia, WA (AP) – Another state is now citing Chattanooga’s deadly November school bus crash in a new bill.

Lawmakers in Washington state are proposing a bill that would require school buses to have seat belts.

In the push for new safety features on school buses, the new bill references the Chattanooga crash that killed six children.

More than a dozen other states are looking at legislation that would put seat belts on school buses.

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