Press Release: FAVOLA COPATRONS SCHOOL BUS BILL THAT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORTS

Would Allow Localities to Mail Summons for Passing Stopped School Buses

 

January 20, 2016


Richmond, VA - Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) patroned a bill that would allow localities with authorized video-monitoring systems on school buses to send summons through certified mail to violators who unlawfully passed a stopped school bus. Currently, the law requires summons to be delivered to alleged violators in person. The Senate Transportation Committee included Senator Favola’s bill and Senator Wexton’s bill (D-Leesburg) in SB 120, patroned by Senator Carrico (R-Grayson). Senator Carrico is Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. The consolidated bill was reported out unanimously.

 

Senator Favola: “I applaud the Senate Transportation Committee for recognizing that localities need to be able to notify individuals by certified mail, since delivering summons in person represents an unnecessary use of taxpayers’ dollars and is not very effective in reaching the alleged violators. This is a step forward in making government more effective and efficient.”

 

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Senator Barbara A. Favola represents Virginia’s 31st district, which includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties, and a portion of Loudoun County. For the 2016 session, Senator Favola serves on the Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation Committees.

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