MPP Nicholls Keeps Fighting For His Bills

school bus safety

The MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex will be re-introducing two private members bills soon after he returns to Queen’s Park next month.

The bills died when the legislature was prorogued in early December.

MPPĀ Rick Nicholls says one is to do with the safety of children on school buses and the other pertains to the effects of ground current pollution on farm animals.

Nicholls wants to mount a camera on the stop arm of a school bus to catch drivers who don’t stop when the lights are flashing.

The MPP says if the school bus bill becomes law, video evidence will be admitted in court to take pressure off police enforcement.

Nicholls says ground current pollution affects the health of farm animals and the profits of farmers.

“Where it’s been noticed the most is in dairy cattle and what happens is the current goes through their body and begins to affect their entire system and the system realizes the cow is in distress,” he says.

The provincial legislature resumes February 21.

Nicholls will represent the Conservatives again in the June 7, 2018 election in the new riding of Chatham-Kent-Leamington.