ATLANTA — Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.
The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul Battles of Cartersville passed Monday by a vote of 157-4.
It would prevent state transportation officials from issuing a license to drive school or passenger buses to anyone who must register as a sex offender for an offense that happens starting July 1.
Any sex offender caught illegally driving a passenger bus without the required license would face a maximum two-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.
The bill now heads to the state Senate.