Negotiations for final version of Nathan’s Law begin

The Mississippi House and Senate held the first conference to negotiate a final version of the bill which sets penalties for passing stopped school buses without resolving their differences.

The Senate passed a version of the bill, known as Nathan’s Law, but the House passed another version that took out some key components of the bill.

“Our stance is that the bill should remain in its original form,” said State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville), who filed the bill in response to the 2009 death of 5-year-old Nathan Key who was hit by a car after he got of a bus near his home in Jones County. “We know from proven research that the things outlined in the bill work.”

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