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Coy bills pass in Pa. House

February 21, 2000

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A proposal introduced by State Rep. Jeff Coy, D-Franklin, to increase the fines for illegally passing a school bus was adopted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week.

The amendment to a bill dealing with state motor vehicle laws would increase from $100 to $500 the fine for passing a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing.

"Drivers who endanger the precious cargo on board, our children, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Coy said in a news release.

The House adopted another amendment by Coy that would triple the fine for littering on protected farmland. The fine would by increased from $300 to $900 for littering on land enrolled in Pennsylvania's Farmland Preservation Program, according to Coy's office.

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Bottles, cans and other litter can damage farm equipment. If ingested by livestock it can be harmful or fatal, according to Coy.

The bill with Coy's amendments still must pass the state Senate.

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