Jayesh Prajapati was fatally injured Sept. 15, 2012 in a "gas and dash" at a Toronto Shell station.
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TORONTO – A private member's bill called "Jayesh's Law” to be introduced Thursday would require customers in Ontario to pre-pay for gas before pumping, Liberal MPP Mike Colle said.
Colle's bill would also slap severe penalties on gas-station owners who make their employees pay for gas thefts, according to a news release issued from Colle's office.
Jayesh Prajapati, 44, was struck and killed Saturday attempting to stop a motorist who left a Toronto gas station without paying for $112.85 in fuel — what's known as a gas-and-dash.
The Worker Safety at Gas Station bill also calls for the suspension of driver's licenses for individuals convicted of gas theft.
Prajapati's family will be at a media conference Thursday to support the bill, and friends will announce a trust fund, the news release says.