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Kadyn's Law passes, heads to the governor


Lawmakers have passed a bill increasing penalties for failing to obey school bus warning devices. The bill now goes to the governor for a signature before becoming law.

The bill was nicknamed Kadyn's Law named after Kadyn Halverson, a 7-year-old girl who was killed in May when she was hit by a pickup while walking toward a school bus in northern Iowa.

According to Rep. Dennis Cohoon of Burlington, 625 people are convicted of school bus violations annually in Iowa.

Failing to slow down for a bus with flashing lights or stop when the stop arm is extended currently result in a $200 fine. The proposed law would increase that to $675 and 30 days in jail. Causing serious injury or killing someone would increase those penalties.



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