Tennessee school bus seat belt bill sent to summer study

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NASHVILLE (WATE) – A bill to put seat belts on school buses won’t pass this year.

State Rep. Joe Armstrong backed the measure after last year’s school bus crash in Knox County that killed a teacher’s aide and two children.Previous story: Tennessee school bus seat belt bill on hold

State lawmakers voted to send the bill to a summer study panel to try to figure out how to pay for the changes.

The state estimates it would cost $5 million for each year it’s implemented.

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