Illinois House OKs measure HB1873 to stiffen penalties for illegally passing school bus

Democrats opposed to enhancing penalties for criminal violations weren’t successful in trying to stop representatives in the House from approving a measure to increase penalties for illegally passing a school bus.

State Rep. Darren Bailey’s House Bill 1873 would increase the fine for passing a school bus with its stop sign arm extended from $150 to $300 for the first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for the second offense.