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A bill that extends the life of school buses in Tennessee is now headed to the governor's desk.

Both chambers passed the measure this week.

Previous: Morgan County hopes TN extends school bus life

Right now, buses have to be retired once they hit 200-thousand miles or after 17 years. The new bill extends that mileage, to 400-thousand miles.

Morgan County Schools pushed for the change. Leaders said they had to retire buses that were still working fine at a cost of $100-thousand dollars a bus.

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