CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Senate has killed a bill that would have raised the fines for parents of students who skip school.

Senate File 44 failed to win introduction in the state Senate on Tuesday when senators voted 20-14 against the bill.

Bill co-sponsor Republican Sen. Cale Case, of Lander, told senators that some students miss weeks of school because it is not a priority for parents. Case says schools need the parents' help.

The bill would have raised the minimum fine for not getting kids to school from $5 to $100. The maximum fine would have jumped from $25 to $1,000 for parents or legal guardians who neglect or refuse to comply with attendance laws.