INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would have permitted the use of cameras on school buses to capture stop-arm violations has died in the state Senate, NWI Politics reports.
Sen. Michael Crider, the bill’s sponsor, did not offer the measure for second reading on Monday, which was the final day for House-approved legislation to be made available for changes by the full Senate. As a result, the proposed legislation couldn’t receive a final vote in the Senate by Tuesday’s deadline. Crider didn’t offer the bill for a second reading because some senators were concerned with how contracts between school corporations and camera enforcement companies would be arranged, according to the news outlet.
Others felt there weren't sufficient due process protections in place for motorists accused of illegally passing stopped school buses. Crider plans to work with House sponsors to develop a camera enforcement plan for the 2015 session that addresses those issues, NWI Politics reports.
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