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Limo safety bill passes House vote, sent to Senate for vote

WNYT Staff
Created: July 02, 2020 09:46 AM

Lawmakers have made some progress in getting a new federal law on the books after the Schoharie limo crash that killed 20 people.

The bills passed through the House of Representatives. Representatives Paul Tonko and Antonio Delgado have been pushing for this.

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Now it heads to the Senate where its future is uncertain. The limousine safety plan was first announced on the one-year anniversary of the crash.

It contains the Safe Limos Act, which would create a legal definition of a limo and make seatbelts mandatory. The legislation would also define a commercial vehicle as any vehicle transporting nine or more people.

It would also require a plan for the state to impound unsafe vehicles.

Republicans are opposed to the overall $1.5 trillion bill the safety measures are included within.


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