CHEYENNE - The Wyoming House passed a bill Monday that would require outside cameras be installed on all public school buses.

House Bill 5 now heads to the Senate. The Joint Education Interim Committee sponsored the bill to help law enforcement catch drivers who “fly by,” or pass, stopped buses. In 2011, 11-year-old Makayla Marie Strahle was struck and killed by a driver who ignored a stop sign in Crowheart.

Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, represents Crowheart and has talked to students in the area.

“They asked me to pass this bill,” he said.

House Speaker Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, was among representatives who were uncomfortable with the government having more cameras watching people.

“While I understand the need the need to prosecute these people, I find it creepy the government will have eyes in every neighborhood,” he said.

Reach state reporter Laura Hancock at 307-266-0581 or at laura.hancock@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter: @laurahancock.

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