IN THE NEWS: Representative Bauer prioritizes improving safety at school bus stops throughout Indiana this legislative session
A news story from WNDU Channel 16 in South Bend showcases Representative Bauer’s efforts to improve school bus safety in Indiana.
FROM WNDU: Never Again: Local House members take on school bus safety legislation
The Indiana House of Representatives is working on important legislation aimed at improving safety at school bus stops throughout the state.
Inspired to take action after three children died at their bus stop in Fulton County last fall, Republican Sen. Randy Head drafted legislation that passed the Senate last month. Now, Senate Bill No. 2 is working its way through House committees.
Three representatives from NewsCenter 16's viewing area are sponsors of the bill in the House. Freshman Rep. Ethan Manning, R-Denver, is the lead sponsor. Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie, and Rep. B. Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, also serve as sponsors.
“I think everybody should be behind it,” Bauer said. “It’s uncalled for that anybody that goes to school gets killed just because they’re trying to catch a bus. This bill, we hope, saves lives of children.”