A New Jersey Congressman is sponsoring a federal, bipartisan bill that would use a federal database to more quickly inform school districts when their bus drivers commit moving violations.
Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, NJ-5th, on Friday gave details of Miranda's Law, named after fifth-grader Miranda Vargas, one of two people who died in a May 17 school bus crash on Interstate 80.
The bus driver in the crash had had his license suspended 14 times, most recently last December.
The bill is co-sponsored by Republican Rep. John Faso of New York. It would require states to send notices of violations to a federal database, which then would notify school districts or private bus companies within 24 hours.
Gottheimer said under current federal regulations, employers of school bus drivers only have to check driving records annually.