Nathan’s Law moves on to governor

LAUREL — The school bus safety legislation known as Nathan’s Law needs only the signature of Gov. Haley Barbour to become law.

The bill, introduced by State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville), is named after Nathan Key, a 5-year-old Jones County student who died after being struck by a vehicle that illegally passed the school bus Key was exiting.

Nathan’s Law has faced a number of major hurdles since it was originally introduced last year, including a similar version by State Rep. Ed Blackmon (D-Canton) which opponents said weakened existing law.

Laurel Leader-Call