Bill named for school bus crash victim would notify employers of license suspensions

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A bill named for a victim of a deadly school bus crash on Interstate-80 earlier this year was touted in Lodi Tuesday.

State and federal lawmakers gathered to discuss “Miranda’s Law,” named for 10-year-old Miranda Vargas. The law would establish a nationwide system to notify employers when a bus driver's license is suspended.

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Vargas and East Brook Middle School teacher Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy were killed and dozens more injured in May when a school bus operated by the Paramus School District crashed into a dump truck and overturned.

Records show that the bus driver had his license suspended multiple times over the years. The school district claims that they were not aware.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, has been charged with vehicular homicide. Prosecutors say Muldrow attempted to make an illegal U-turn on the highway when he missed his exit.

A law to set up a similar statewide notification program is also being considered in Trenton.

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