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Senate Bill 0421

Senate Bill 0421

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 421 (Updated April 22, 2013 2:35 pm - DI 84)

School bus safety. Requires the state school bus committee (committee) to have a regular meeting once each quarter (current law requires a meeting each month). Requires the committee to adopt and enforce rules to require that a school bus driver operating a school bus equipped with safety belts do the following at least once a semester: (1) Provide instruction to the passengers on the school bus on the proper fastening of the safety belt about the passenger's body. (2) Conduct a passenger evacuation drill. Provides that the failure to provide the instruction or conduct the drill subjects: (1) an employee of a school corporation to removal from employment; and (2) a person operating a school bus under contract to cancellation of the contract. Provides that before a governing body may purchase a school bus equipped with safety belts, the governing body must conduct a public hearing to explain why the governing body is purchasing the school bus rather than using the purchase money for other student safety measures.
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