State Sen. Ken Yager

NASHVILLE — Just weeks after the Scott County Board of Education went on record in favor of increasing the road life of school buses deemed safe by inspectors, state Sen. Ken Yager has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would do exactly that.

Yager, R-Harriman, introduced Senate Bill 1461 on Jan. 8, as the Tennessee General Assembly prepared to reconvene in Nashville for the second and final session of the 108th Assembly. Once lawmakers convened this week, the bill quickly passed preliminary measures and was assigned to the Senate's Education Committee.

The Scott County Board of Education voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to ask the state to consider increasing the road life of school buses "as long as they are safe and passing inspections conducted by the Department of Safety."

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