Cameron Mayhew Bill signed into law

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 10:48:08-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One of Florida's newest laws was put in place after the tragic death of a Fort Myers teen.

The "Cameron Mayhew Act" gives harsher penalties to people who drive or pass stopped school buses.

Last year, 16-year-old Cameron Mayhew was hit and killed by a car while trying to board his bus in Fort Myers.

The driver received a $1,000 fine and his license was suspended for six months.

Now violators will face a $1,500 fine, and they'd lose their license for at least a year.