Braley's bill, H.R. 4236, is based on Iowa's new Kadyn's Law, which was signed by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) less than a week ago. The state law is named after Kadyn Halverson, who was killed last year by a driver who did not stop as Halverson crossed a street to get to her bus.
Braley's nationwide bill would require states to enact and enforce a minimum $250 fine and the possibility of jail time and license suspension for a first offense, and a minimum $315 fine and jail/license suspension possibilities for the second offense.
States that fail to impose these minimum fines would see a 10 percent cut in federal highway funds each year until these standards are adopted.