NY Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Registered Sex Offenders From Operating a School Bus

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/28 2014 04:14PM

Updated 04/28 2014 06:21PM

ALBANY, N.Y. -  The New York Senate passed a bill prohibiting registered sex offenders from operating a school bus or passenger bus. 

A press release says the bill would prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing or renewing a commercial driver's license to a registered sex offender. 

 “Registered sex offenders should not be operating a school bus or a passenger bus, plain and simple. Bus operators come in contact with vulnerable individuals every day.  To give a registered sex offender a license and access to potential victims is dangerous and makes zero sense. This legislation fixes the problem,” Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) said. 

The bill now heads to the New York Assembly. 

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