Secretary of State Jesse White Supporting Legislation Mandating Seat Belts on School Buses

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is says he’s supporting new legislation requiring seat belts on school buses.

The issue has been debated for years, but Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker says now is the time to get serious about further protecting school children.

Six other states have laws requiring seat belts in school buses.

Cost has often been one of the biggest concerns about passing such a law in Illinois.