Introduced House Bill (H)

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School buses. Establishes the school bus safety equipment grant fund, administered by the department of education, to provide grants to school corporations seeking to purchase new school buses equipped with passenger safety belts or, if recommended by the state school bus committee, other proven safety equipment. Provides that a governing body may apply for a grant from the fund in an amount equal to 50% of the cost of equipping the school buses with passenger safety belts or other safety equipment. Requires new school buses purchased after June 30, 2018, to be equipped with passenger safety belts or, if recommended School buses. Establishes the school bus safety equipment grant fund, administered by the department of education, to provide grants to school corporations seeking to purchase new school buses equipped with passenger safety belts or, if recommended by the state school bus committee, other proven safety equipment. Provides that a governing body may apply for a grant from the fund in an amount equal to 50% of the cost of equipping the school buses with passenger safety belts or other safety equipment. Requires new school buses purchased after June 30, 2018, to be equipped with passenger safety belts or, if recommended by the state school bus committee, other proven safety equipment. Allows a school corporation to use a portion of a grant from the safe schools fund or the secured school fund toward purchase of new school buses equipped with safety equipment. ... View more