Bill seeks to ease burden of heavy backpacks

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Backpacks cause thousands of injuries in students each year, but a state senator says she has a solution.

Democrat Mimi Stewart is a former teacher who knows just how much kids’ backpacks can weigh.

In January, she’ll introduce a bill that legally requires schools to find new homework strategies so kids can leave their heavy textbooks on campus.

The bill also asks schools to instate a weight limit for backpacks.

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