Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Seatbelts on school buses. Provides that, after June 30, 2017, if a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school enters into a lease for, purchases, or otherwise acquires a school bus or special purpose bus that is used to transport elementary school or high school students, the school bus or special purpose bus must be equipped with a 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt (safety belt) at each seating location. Requires that, after June 30, 2027, a school bus or special purpose bus that a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school uses to transport elementary school or high school Seatbelts on school buses. Provides that, after June 30, 2017, if a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school enters into a lease for, purchases, or otherwise acquires a school bus or special purpose bus that is used to transport elementary school or high school students, the school bus or special purpose bus must be equipped with a 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt (safety belt) at each seating location. Requires that, after June 30, 2027, a school bus or special purpose bus that a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school uses to transport elementary school or high school students must be equipped with a safety belt at each seating location. Requires the state school bus committee to adopt rules for the design, installation, and use of safety belt systems that must be installed in school buses and special purpose buses. Provides for an exception to the laws concerning other types of passenger restraint systems. Requires each occupant of a school bus or special purpose bus that has a safety belt to have the safety belt properly fastened about the occupant's body at all times when the bus is in motion. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more