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California school bus safety bill prompted by Whittier teen’s death goes to governor

Only a year after the death of an autistic Whittier teen who was left alone for hours in a hot school bus, legislation to make sure that doesn’t happen again has been sent to the governor. The state Senate voted 39-0 Friday to approve state Sen. Tony Mendoza’s S.B. 1072 that requires all school buses in California to be equipped with a child-safety alarm system in the back of the vehicle that must be turned off by the bus driver, ensuring the driver checks each seat. Click here to read more

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