State Rep. JoAnne Favors during a meeting at the Times Free Press offices on May 26, 2015, in Chattanooga.
State Rep. JoAnne Favors intends to use a bill crafted two years ago in response to a Knoxville school bus crash as her starting point to address concerns about bus safety belts in Hamilton County after November's fatal Woodmore Elementary School bus crash.
"I've talked with several people about it," Favors told the Times Free Press this week in anticipation of the General Assembly reconvening next week.
The Chattanooga Democrat said she anticipates talking with all of the state's legislators.
"I don't want this to be a fight," Favors added. "I want it to be something that we all feel would be in the interest of the safety of the children."