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From the ECS State Policy Database
School/District Structure/Operations--Transportation


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MSTo governor 04/2014P-12Identifying Signage for School Buses
H.B. 72
Requires that contracts entered into by a school district for the operation, rental, leasing, or purchase of school buses must stipulate that the entity from whom the school bus is rented, leased or purchased, or that is providing the transportation service, i...

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MSTo governor 04/2014P-12Allow School Bus Use for Agriculture Related Events
H.B. 974
Adds events of Future Farmers of America or 4-H Clubs to the types of events for which local school boards may permit the use of school buses. Authorizes school boards to allow the use of vehicles other than school buses when the transportation is for trips to...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 1303
Requires new school buses for school corporations (districts) or nonpublic schools indicate on the back of the bus in black letters that (1) the bus will stop at railroad crossings and (2) the name of the school corporation. Requiring local police departments ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Bus Drivers Liability
S.B. 1232
Provides that, while within the course and scope of his or her duties, a school bus 18 driver shall not be civilly or criminally liable for reasonably acting to aid a rider on the bus whom the school bus driver reasonably believes to be in imminent danger of h...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Video Systems on School Buses
H.B. 5
Requiring school buses transporting students to and from school and other activities to be equipped with an external video system, and buses may also be equipped with an internal video system (effective the 2016-2017 school year). Appropriating up to $5 millio...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12Fuel Prices a School Transportation Emergency
H.B. 156
Adds fuel price increases as a permissible use of the Transportation Emergency Fund subject to the existing requirement that any disbursement from the fund must be to ensure the safety of students receiving to-and-from transportation services.
http://www.nmle...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Transportation Training Fund
H.B. 157
Creates the School Transportation Training Fund in the State Treasury to be administered by the Public Education Department (PED). Provides that the fund consist of payments from school districts and charter schools for public school transportation training wo...

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NMVetoed 03/2014P-12School Transportation Boundary Agreements
S.B. 320
Requires school districts with 75% or more Native American students residing within their boundaries to consult with tribal leaders on issues related to public school transportation services, including transportation boundary disputes. Authorizes a school dist...

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NYSigned into law 07/2013P-12Contracts for the Transportation of School Children
A.B. 6712
From bill summary: Provides a three-year extender to provisions regarding contracts for the transportation of school children. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A06712&term=&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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HISigned into law 07/2013P-12Student Transportation
S.B. 1082
Provides the department of education with greater flexibility in the contracting of student transportation to improve service delivery and contain escalating costs. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/Bills/SB1082_CD1_.PDF ...

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HISigned into law 07/2013P-12Contracts for Student Transportation Services
S.B. 1083
Exempts contracts for student transportation services from statutory requirements for labor costs. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/Bills/SB1083_CD1_.PDF ...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013P-12Transportation Responsibility
H.B. 160
Provides that a school district is not be responsible for transporting a pupil of divorced parents with joint decision making responsibility beyond the designated attendance area for the school to which the child is assigned.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/le...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12School Bus Replacement
S.B. 402
Modifies the replacement process for school buses in the statewide fleet. A bus is eligible for replacement with state funds when either it is 20 years old by model year or has been operated for 250,000 miles, except in the following two situations: a bus that...

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NYSigned into law 06/2013P-12Idling of School Vehicles
A.B. 6917
From bill summary: Extends to 2019 provisions directing the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school buses to remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12Out of District Transportation Limitations
H.B. 3075
Amends existing law to encourage school districts to encourage those wanting to transfer to a different school district to wait until the end of the school year. Requires that costs be incurred for providing transportation solely to persons who are considered...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Discipline of Students by School Bus Drivers
S.B. 1541
Permits a school bus driver to send a student to the principal's office to maintain effective discipline on the school bus. Requires that the principal respond by employing appropriate discipline management techniques consistent with the student code of conduc...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Removal of School Bus Driver
H.B. 224
Directs a school board to immediately remove a school bus operator who is convicted of or has pled nolo contendere to certain offenses relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, regardless of whether the violation occurred while the operator was perfor...

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NESigned into law 05/2013P-12Funding Formula Changes
L.B. 410
Among other amendments, this bill (Section 5) eliminates provisions requiring the state department to reimburse option school districts for transportation expenses paid to parents of option students. School districts are still responsible to reimburse the pare...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12Trespass on a School Bus in the First Degree
H.B. 105
Amends provisions related to the crime of trespass on a school bus in the first degree. Provides that a person is guilty of this crime if s/he enters a public school bus while the door is open to load or unload students without a lawful purpose. Increases seve...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Dual Enrollment Transportation
H.F. 630
Allows a school district to provide transporation for a pupil participating in an articulated program operated under an agreement between the school district and the postsecondary institution. Page 6 of 214.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS88/HF0630.4....

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Transportation
H.F. 630
Provides that a school district may transport a child who does not have a school of origin to the same school attended by that child's sibling, if the siblings are homeless. Page 9 of 214.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS88/HF0630.4.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12Relating to the school aid formula
H.B. 2727
Amends school aid formula related to transportation. Restricts ten percent additional allowance for school buses using compressed natural gas.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2727%20SUB.htm&yr=2013&sesstype=RS&i=2727...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Transportation Funding
H.B. 1911
Provides special district funding to transport students to alternative schools.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB1911.pdf...

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OKVetoed 04/2013P-12School Transportation Task Force
H.B. 1881
Creates the School Transportation Task Force to study school transportation issues and make recommendations on ways to make school transportation systems more efficient and to reduce transportation costs.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2013-14%20int/hb/H...

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KYSigned into law 04/2013P-12Clean Transportation Fuels in School Buses
H.B. 212
Directs the department of education to consider allowing school buses to operate using clean transportation fuels.
Page 10 of 10: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB212/bill.doc...

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NYVetoed 08/2012P-12Transportation of Child of Nonambulatory Parent
A.B. 9267
Allows board of education to provide transportation to school for a child living a lesser distance than two miles from school if the parent or guardian of the child is nonambulatory and unable to accompany the child to and from school. http://assembly.state.ny...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Contracts for Pupil Transportation
H.B. 4029
In a provision concerning the powers of a school board with regard to the awarding of contracts, deletes references to (1) work/contracts with private carriers for transportation of pupils, and (2) contracts for the transportation of pupils with special needs ...

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NYSigned into law 07/2012P-12Transportation of Certain Pre-Kindergarten Students
S.B. 7218
Permits a district to authorize transportation for students attending a universal prekindergarten program in addition to transpotation funded by such program or transportation for students attending another district-sponsored or -run prekindergarten program, w...

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NJSigned into law 07/2012P-12Transportation Requirements for Disabled Students
S 618
Requires school buses transporting certain disabled persons to use flashing lights and establishes penalties for drivers who fail to yield.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/AL12/20_.PDF...

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HISigned into law 07/2012P-12Safe Routes to School Program
H.B. 2626
Permanently establishes within the department of transportation the safe routes to school program to, among other purposes, enhance traffic safety around schools, and enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school. Creates the position of safe rou...

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MOVetoed 06/2012P-12Regarding Travel Hardships for Public School Students
H.B. 1789

This bill changes the laws regarding travel hardships for public school students by prohibiting any current or retired school administrator from appointment to a board of arbitration regarding an appeal regarding a change in a school district's boundaries in ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Number of Out-of-State Miles a District Vehicle May Travel
H.B. 437
Increases the number of miles a district board may authorize its motor vehicles for out-of-state travel from 240 to 1,000 miles per trip. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_437_EN_N.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 06/2012P-12New York City Busing
A.B. 8683
Provides that in New York City, the requirement that a district provide transportation equally to all children in like circumstances does not apply to the use of existing contract bus service provided for 7th and 8th graders. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?d...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12BRAC Districts, Use of BRAC Bonds Funds for School Bus Fleets
H.B. 407
Changes the baseline date for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Distributions provisions in the education code from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2006. Increases the amount the Alabama Public School and College Authority is authorized to issue bonds for ...

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MESIGNED 05/2012P-12An Act To Define Cost Responsibility for Transporting Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students to the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, (LD 1839)
S.P. 637
This bill clarifies that the school administrative unit is responsible for the costs of transporting students who are placed in an educational program at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf....

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AKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Transportation Funding
S.B. 182
Amends the amount of state funding provided to school districts for pupil transportation; Directs the department to adopt regulations that provide for oversight of and support to school districts in achieving a safe and cost-effective student transportation sy...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Physical Aptitude of School Bus Drivers
S.B. 191
Establishes the Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb Act. Prohibits a local board from hiring or entering into any agreement with any person for the purposes of operating a school bus transporting students unless the person is physically qualified to drive a school bus. ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2012P-12Average Daily Membership
S.B. 1456
Limits the window during which the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) can conduct Average Daily Membership (ADM) audits to three years from the time the monitoring or audit activity begins; Allows ADE to adjust funding for a school district or charter schoo...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Pupil Transportation; Insurance Requirements
H.B. 93
Increases the minimum amount of vehicle liability insurance required to be carried by public schools in the instances of property damage, medical expense payment coverage, and accidents when all persons are injured. The bill also requires taxicabs providing tr...

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IASigned into law 04/2012P-12Background Checks for School Bus Drivers
S.F. 2221
Requires background checks for school bus drivers and makes penalties applicable.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF2221...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Transportation after 5 PM
A.B. 9057 - Transportation after 5 PM
Part A, Section 16: For the 2012-13 school year, requires New York City school district to either (1) provide transportation after 5 pm for public and nonpublic K-6 students enrolled at regularly scheduled academic classes from 9:30 am or earlier to 5 pm or la...

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MNSigned into law 03/2012P-12School Bus Safety and Standards
H.F. 392
Modifies provisions relating to school bus safety and standards for buses manufactured after December 31, 2012. Adds provisions for auxiliary fans and surveillance systems.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/showPDF.php...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Compensation of Transportation Employees
H.B. 156 - Compensation of Transportation Employees
Repeals provision that directed local boards to provide salary adjustments to transportation employees comparable to those of classified employees authorized under Section 53A-17a-137, when dividing the weighted pupil unit for salary adjustment purposes. http:...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Free School Transportation
H.B. 1134
Provides that no fee may be charged to a parent or student for transportation to and from school if a school corporation provides transportation or contracts with an educational service center to provide transportation. Provides that parent supplemental transp...

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MEIssued 09/2011P-12Pilot Program to Refurbish School Buses
E.O. 24 FY 11/12
Directs the department of education and the Maine Military Authority to establish a pilot program to refurbish school administrative unit school buses that meet eligibility criteria to be determined jointly by the department and the authority. Provides the gov...

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NYVetoed 09/2011P-12NYC Student Transportation Contracts
A.B. 3127
Relates to contracts for transportation of children; requires that in New York City, the board of education or the city school district award a contract or contracts for transportation pursuant to an evaluation of proposals submitted in response to a request f...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Multifunction School-Activity Bus
H.B. 2265
Provides that "multifunction school-activity bus" means a school bus manufactured for the purpose of transporting 11 or more persons (rather than 11 to 15 persons), including the driver, whose purposes do not include transporting students to and from home or s...

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NHAdopted 08/2011P-12Alternative Education, Tuition and Transportation
NH ADC Ed 1301.01; NH ADC Ed 1302.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; NH ADC Ed 1303.01, 02; NH ADC Ed 1304.01; NH ADC Ed 1405.01
Implements alternative education programs at regional career and technical education centers or associated high schools. Adds language for 'at risk' students and for tuition and transportation for 'at risk' students as required by changes in the state law of ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Student Transportation Fee
S.B. 1 - Student Transportation Fee
Authorizes a board of trustees, under certain circumstances, to require payment of a reasonable fee for student transportation to and from school. Page 138 of 263: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext/pdf/SB00001F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Privatization of Transportation Services
H.B. 153 - Privatization of Transportation Services
Permits the board of a district to which the provisions of Chapter 124 of the revised code do not apply to terminate any of its transportation staff positions and enter into a contract with an independent agent for the provision of transportation services for ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Bus Passes and Cards
H.B. 3506
Permits a school district to use transportation allotment funds to provide bus passes or cards to students for whom the district's regular transportation system is not a feasible method of providing transportation.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/bi...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Buses
S.B. 318
AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; establishing provisions for new school buses purchased on and after July 1, 2014, governing the permissible flammability of occupant seating and plastic components contained within the engine compartments of the school buses;...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Bus Safety
S.B. 369
Requires that any school bus procured for use in the state on or after January 1, 2014, be constructed with materials that enable it to meet the fire safety criteria established by the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures adopted at the...

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NHSigned into law 05/2011P-12Mixed-Use School Buses
H.B. 172
Permits pupils to be transported to or from school or a school-sponsored activity in a mixed use school bus that bears a valid state inspection sticker
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0172.html...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12State Vechile Use of Biofuel
S.B. 961
Allows state vehicles and state-owned heavy equipment to use any other biofuel, in addition to 5% biodiesel (called B5), as long as it is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a fuel or fuel additive or approved by the EPA Renewable Fue...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12School Transportation
S.B. 1263--Transportation Fees
Permits schools to charge pupils for transportation expenses for field trips, athletic events and extracurricular activities unless state or federal law requires that transportation be provided. This provisison would not entitle school districts to additional ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Parental monitors on school buses
S.B. 321
Authorizes a school district board of directors to create and implement a program to authorize a parent of a child enrolled in the school district to act as a monitor in a school bus. Directs the Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Tr...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Amending Opportunity Public School Choice Act
S.B. 788
Amends transportation policies affecting open enrollment students. Authorizes the receiving districts or charters to transport students to and from the transferring district or charter school, and the cost of transporting students will be the responsibility of...

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KSAdopted 03/2011P-12School Finance
S.B. 11
Allows Fort leavenworth Unified School Distrit 207 t0 transport grades 10 through 12 students who reside at Forth Leavenworth to Leavenworth High School in Unified School District 453. Requires related transportation weighting to be calculated using only stude...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Transportation
S.B. 77
An Act requiring school boards to approve pick-up locations for any open enrolled students who are transported in their resident school districts by receiving school districts.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2011/Bills/SB77ENR.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12Video-monitoring Systems
H.B. 1911/S.B. 946
Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances to allow local school divisions to install and operate video-monitoring systems on school buses in order to detect drivers passing stopped school buses. This bill is identical to SB 946.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin...

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DESigned into law 09/2010P-12Unique Hazard Bus Routes
S.B. 310
Shifts cost of "unique hazard" bus routes to local school districts and creates a committee to recommend further cost reductions and savings in student transportation. (section 357)
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis145.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+310/$file/legis.pdf?...

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NYSigned into law 08/2010P-12Regional Transportation Systems Pilot Program
A.B. 11566 - Section 10
Directs the commissioner of education to conduct one or more pilot programs to assist school districts in the formation of regional transportation systems. Provides these may include providing transportation services jointly with other school districts or boar...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Reimbursement for Transportation of Early Learning Pupils
H.B. 4879
Provides that when calculating the state reimbursement for transportation costs, the state board of education may not deduct the number of pupils enrolled in early education programs from the number of pupils eligible for reimbursement if the pupils enrolled i...

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NYSigned into law 07/2010P-12Transportation Contracts
A.B. 11067
Extends for another three years until January 1, 2014 chapter 55 of the laws of 1995 as amended by chapter 267 of the laws of 2007, relating to student transportation contract provisions. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A11067&Summary=Y&...

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AKSigned into law 07/2010P-12Governor's Coordinated Transportation Task Force
E.O.254
Resulting from report on 2/11/10 to the governor of earlier transportation task force. Recommendation from that task force proposed reconstitution of the task force to complete the work started with the initial effort and to perform additional tasks. The Gover...

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MISigned into law 06/2010P-12Pupil Transportation Act Amendments
H.B. 5363
Amends the Pupil Transportation Act to require school bus drivers to meet the physical requirements specified in federal law for operators of commercial motor vehicles, with an exception for individuals with diabetes who were employed as bus drivers on the bil...

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HISigned into law 06/2010P-12Defining and Lengthening School Year
H.B. 2486
Defines "student instructional hours" as time during which students are engaged in learning activities, including regularly-scheduled instruction and learning assessments within the curriculum, and excludes lunch, recess or passing time. Directs the department...

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GASigned into law 06/2010P-12School Bus Replacement Funds
H.B. 936 - Section 1
Provides that the replacement allowance for purchasing new school buses must also be available to refurbish existing school buses. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb936.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Boards of Education Cooperative Arrangement
H.B. 5336
Establishes a grant in fiscal year 2012 to any municipality whose board of education makes a cooperative arrangement with at least one other board of education to provide school transportation that results in a savings in fiscal year 2011. The grant is in addi...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Transportation
S.B. 392
Defines "educational institution" as any K-12 school, child care learning center, or college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Bars any educational institution receiving state funds to enter into a contract for student tran...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010P-12Certain School Vehicles Not Required to Have Seat Belts
S.B. 245
Clarifies that a certain type of school vehicle is not required to be equipped with seat belts and is not subject to specified regulations if it is used by specified schools, camps, day nurseries, or day care centers to transport children. http://mlis.state.md...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Vocational-Technical Schools Bus Replacement
S.B. 379 - Sec. 5 and 6
Requires the state board of education to inspect the busses in operation at vocational-technical schools and to replace any school bus in service at a vocational-technical school that is 10 years or older; Requires the superintendent of the vocational-technica...

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WVSigned into law 04/2010P-12School Bus Safety Measures
H.B. 4223
Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving and discharging children; authorizes the mounting of cameras on school buses; requests an educational information campaign on school bus safety. http://www.leg...

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WVSigned into law 04/2010P-12School Bus Driver Certification
H.B. 4512
Requires school bus supervisors to be certified to operate a bus or previously certified to operate a bus; modifies the test frequency for re- certifying a bus operators. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB4512%20SUB%20ENR.htm&yr...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Exception to Law Prohibiting Driver of School Vehicle From Using Wireless Telephone
H.B. 934
This bill establishes an exception for the use of a handheld telephone utilizing push-to-talk technology by an individual operating a commercial motor vehicle to the prohibitions against using a handheld telephone while driving, as specified in SB 321. SB 321 ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Prohibits Driver of School Vehicle Carrying Passengers From Using a Handheld Telephone
S.B. 321
This bill prohibits the driver of a school vehicle that is carrying passengers and is in motion from using a handheld telephone. The prohibition also applies to the holder of a learner's instructional permit or provisional driver's license who is age 18 or old...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Alcohol Consumption While Transporting Children
H.B. 1353
Provides that any person who possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage while operating a school bus while transporting children is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+HB1353ER+pdf...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Background Checks of School Bus/Van Drivers
H.B. 19 - School Bus/Van Drivers
Directs the department to amend rule 3301-83-23 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that took effect August 27, 2009, and that specifies the offenses that disqualify a person for employment as a school bus or school van driver and establishes rehabilitation ...

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ILTo governor 11/2009P-12School Bus Safety
S.B. 932
Directs the secretary of state to suspend a school bus driver permit for 3 years upon receiving notice from the employer that the holder failed to perform a post-trip inspection in accordance with applicable inspection policies. Requires that a school bus cont...

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ILAdopted 11/2009P-12Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):

Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...

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CASigned into law 10/2009Community College
Postsec.
Transportation Fees in Community College Districts
A.B. 774
Amends existing law that authorizes the governing boards of specified community college districts to require that a transportation service fee be paid only by students and employees using those services. Extends the transportation fee authority to include any ...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Penalties for Schoolbus Idling
S.B. 124
Amends existing law which establishes toxic control measures to limit schoolbus idling and idling at schools and regulates drivers of schoolbuses, transit buses, school pupil activity buses, youth buses, general public paratransit vehicles and specified transi...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Walking Schoolbus
S.B. 315
Authorizes the governing board of any school district to establish and maintain a walking schoolbus, defined as a group of pupils walking to and from school with one or more supervising adults, for the purpose of ensuring the safe passage of pupils to and from...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Charter Schools Transportation
S.B. 509 - Charter School Transportation
Repeals provision that provides that charter schools are eligible for a transportation allowance to cover the costs of purchasing or renting vehicles, contracting and paying for the transportation of pupils to and from school by a common carrier or a municipal...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12Sex Offender Can't Drive School Bus With Children
H.B. 1117
Provides that the Division of Motor Vehicles shall not issue or renew commercial drivers licenses with endorsements that qualify a person to drive a commercial passenger vehicle or school bus for anyone required to register under the sex offender and public pr...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Reporting School Bus Driver Performance
H.B. 353
Amends text to appear on the rear of each school bus regarding reporting driver performance. Adds that the area code must precede the phone number of the owner of the school bus. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB0353lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Fees for School Bus Driver Courses
S.B. 269
Amends provisions concerning the duty of the regional superintendent of schools to conduct courses of instruction for school bus drivers. Allows an increase in fees for providing such courses. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0269lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Student Transportation
H.B. 3982
Removes a provision in the School Code that allows a school district to transport not more than 15 students to and from an interscholastic athletic or other interscholastic activity in a van. Provides instead that students may be transported only in a school b...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Transportation of Special Needs Students
H.B. 2362
Adds contracts providing for the transportation of pupils with special needs or disabilities to the list of exceptions to the requirement that certain contracts be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Provides that these contracts must be advertised in th...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Bus Drivers Called to Active Duty
H.B. 3787
Provides that when a school bus driver permit holder who is a service member is called to active duty, the employer must notify the secretary of state thereof. Provides the permit must be considered inactive until the holder renews the permit. Provides if the ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Speeding Fine Funds
S.B. 75
Amends provisions specifying which programs may receive funds realized from fines for violating special speed limit in school zone. Adds the Safe Routes to School Program and safety programs within the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Prog...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Privatization of Student Transportation Services
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.0810
Repeals Section 3319.0810, which allowed local boards to terminate student transportation staff positions for reasons of economy and efficiency if the board entered into a contract with an independent agent to provide transportation services. Page 2725 of 3120...

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ORSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Transportation
H.B. 2795
Requires all school buses with diesel engines to be retrofitted with 2007 equivalent engines and 2007 fine particulate matter capture technology by January 1, 2017 or replaced by recently manufactured school buses by 2025. Chapter 631
http://www.leg.state.or.u...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Student Transportation Costs
R277-600
Provides significant new and revised language throughout to reflect legislative audit findings and funding formula study committee recommendations regarding student transportation standards and procedures. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Standards for School Buses and Operations
R277-601
Amends rule to provide for use of electronic and telecommunication devices on school buses. Adds provision requiring school bus drivers to perform an end of bus route inspection to ensure that all students are off the bus. Removes antiquated language. http://w...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Contracts for Transporting Private School Pupils
A.B. 75
Adds new provision relating to transportation contracts for two or more private school pupils living in the same household.
Page 479 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency
A.B. 75
Adds 121.91 (4) (L). Defines "local law enforcement agency". Provides additional funding if a local board and local law enforcement agency (1) jointly develop a school safety plan that specifies the purposes
of the additional revenue, (2) the school safety pla...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Transportation
S.B. 610
Includes costs to retrofit or replace school buses for the purpose of reducing or eliminating diesel engine emissions in calculations of approved transportation costs for State School Fund distributions. Chapter 458
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12Extends Use of Older Buses
H.B. 92
Allows school buses to be used up to 20 years of service, subject to annual safety inspections, by extending permissible, yearly waiver limit for their service life after initial 12 years of service from current three years to eight years.
http://www.capitol.t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Seatbelts in School Passenger Vans
H.B. 537
Relates to the transportation of children in passenger vans; creates an offense if a person allows a child younger than 17 years of age who is not required to be secured in a child passenger safety seat system to ride in a passenger van designed to transport 1...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Bus Safety/Detection and Prosecution of Individuals Who Pass Stopped School Buses
H.B. 440
Provides for the use of automated camera or video recording systems to detect and prosecute individuals who pass stopped school buses; increases the penalty for striking and causing the death of a person when passing a stopped school bus. http://www.ncga.state...

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HISigned into law 06/2009P-12Safe Transit to and from School
H.B. 983
Requires the director of transportation to award federal grants for school-based workshops and community planning that will reduce traffic congestion, encourage walking and bicycling, and increase health and safety. Requires the director of transportation to s...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12Not Stopping For a School Bus/Additional Penalities
H.B. 481
Provides an additional penalty for violations of provisions that require traffic to stop for a school bus.
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0481er.xml&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0481&Session=2009...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Finance
A.B. 563
Ensures sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2009-2011 biennium; makes appropriations for class size reduction; authorizes school district bonds for purchase of school buses. Chapter 389
http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/AB/AB563_EN.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Postcrash Procedures
H.B. 668
Provides for postcrash procedures by a police officer responding to an accident involving a school bus or head start bus.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H0668.0.html&session=ls86...

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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12Transportation of Homeless Students
H.B. 2072
Relates to special needs transportation; establishes a work group to study special needs transportation and funding; provides for pilot projects to demonstrate cost sharing opportunities, including opportunities among public paratransit and Medicaid nonemergen...

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12K-12 Technical Bill for 2009
L.B. 549
Statement of intent: Legislative Bill 549 is the K-12 education technical bill for 2009. Substantive changes would include reducing the time a district would be allowed to contract for the instruction of all students from 3 years to 2 years, adding a requireme...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Transportation Finance
H.B. 256
Relates to public school transportation support; provides that the only miles for which costs may be reimbursed shall be miles for transporting students; revises the calculation of reimbursement; relates to qualifying as a hardship bus run; provides that the D...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Transportation
S.B. 228
Requires the operator of a school bus or special purpose bus to visually inspect each seat within the bus at the end of each trip during which passengers are transported to determine that no passengers remain on the bus; requires the owner of a school bus or s...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Bus Drivers
H.B. 1200
Relates to physicians allowed to certify that an individual is physically able to drive a school bus; allows a physician who is licensed in the state or a bordering state to certify that an individual is physically able to drive a school bus. Public Law 82....

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternate Transportation
H.B. 1793
Addresses alternative student transportation; establishes a safe routes to school program within the department of transportation; requires the department of transportation to administer a competitive grant program for the safe routes to school program; create...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Safe Routes to School Program
S.B. 399
Requires the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to establish and implement the Safe Routes to Schools program, a federally-funded program with the goal of increasing physical activity in school-aged children by increasing the number of children walking and ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Bus Safety Equipment Grant Pilot Program
S.B. 500
Creates the School Bus Safety Equipment Grant Pilot Program to assist school districts in equipping school buses with video recording devices or other electronic warning devices to reduce the incidents of drivers who illegally pass a school bus.
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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Checks for all Public School Employees and Bus Drivers
H.B. 1450
Enhances the safety of children by requiring central registry checks for all public school employees and bus drivers.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1173.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Bus Safety Plans
S.B. 499
Requires the Superintendent and Director of Transportation of each school district, in consultation with the appropriate law enforcement agency and prosecuting authority, to develop a school bus safety plan to reduce the occurrence of a motor vehicle passing a...

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ALSigned into law 04/2009P-12Biodiesel in School Buses
S.J.R. 14
Urges the use of biodiesel in diesel-powered public school buses to reduce diesel emissions....

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INSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Energy
H.B. 1193
Adds school corporations, colleges, and universities to the list of entities that are eligible to apply for a grant under the E85 fueling station grant program. Public Law 4.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2009/pdf/he/he1193.1.pdf...

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GAAdopted 03/2009P-12School Bus Retrofit Grant Program
GAC 391-3-21.10
Establishes guidelines for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program School Bus Retrofit Grant Program and the Diesel Engine Retrofit Act State Diesel Grant Program. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/391/3/21/10.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 03/2009P-12Transportation
H.B. 2562
Exempts school buses and school activity vehicles from certain size limitations; declares emergency, effective on passage. Chapter 31
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb2562.en.pdf...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Safety Standards
37 TAC 1.14.D.14.51 -.54
Sets forth the vehicle equipment specifications for school buses, school activity buses and multifunction school activity buses. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=D&rl=Y...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Safety Standards
37 TAC 1.14.A.14.1
Establishes definitions relating to school bus safety standards....

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Drivers
37 TAC 1.14.B.14.11 -.14
Adopts rules concerning school bus driver eligibility and application procedures. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=B&rl=Y...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Drivers
37 TAC 1.14.C.14.31 -.36
Sets forth the requirements of the driver safety training program for drivers of school buses, school activity buses and multifunction school activity buses. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=C&rl=Y...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12Advertising on School Buses
37 TAC 1.14.E.14.61 -.65
Sets forth the advertising display requirements for school buses (repeals and replaces earlier language). Establishes a traffic crash reporting requirement for school buses that are displaying exterior advertising. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$e...

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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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MASigned into law 12/2008P-12Bus Driver Training in First Aid
H.B. 4396
Relates to the licensing of school bus drivers; requires such drivers to be trained in a basic course in first aid including the administration of an epinephrine auto injector; adds the term sex offender to sections governing in licensure of such drivers.
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MASigned into law 12/2008P-12Idling of Vehicles on School Grounds
S.B. 2628
Improves school campus air quality; restricts idling of school buses and personal motor vehicles on school grounds.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/185/st02/st02628.htm...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12transportation
A.B. 830
Provides a school or a school district would not be liable for transportation services provided by an operator of a charter-party carrier for which neither has contracted, arranged, or provided. Requires the review and, if necessary, revision of training and o...

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NYVetoed 09/2008P-12Child Living Less Than 2 Miles from School
S.B. 1543
Allows board of education to provide transportation to school for a child living a lesser distance than two miles from school if the parent or guardian of the child is nonambulatory and unable to accompany the child to and from school. http://assembly.state.ny...

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NMSigned into law 08/2008P-12Funds for Higher Transportation Costs
H.B. 2A
Appropriates money from the general fund to the Public Education Department to provide supplemental funding to school districts for higher school bus fuel costs; provides that the distribution of funding shall be based on miles traveled for to-and- from transp...

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ILSigned into law 07/2008P-12Crossing Railroad Tracks
S.B. 2182
Requires a driver of a school bus to open the service door and driver's window before crossing a railroad track or tracks. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB2182lv.pdf...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Passing Vehicles in School Zones
H.B. 1367
Prohibits passing other motor vehicles in school zones during posted hours. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=504101...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Automated Bus Traffic Violation Monitoring
S.B. 2909
Authorizes the State and its municipalities to install automated systems on school buses to detect and monitor school bus traffic violations; takes effect upon passage; relates to video monitoring systems; relates to vendors; provides that reimbursement shall ...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Crossing Railroad Tracks
H.B. 1362
Requires school buses, whether transporting passengers or not, and motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire, to stop at railroad crossings and only proceed when safe to do so. Requires a school bus driver, after coming to a complete stop, to open the door o...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12School Bus Warranty Repair Work
H.B. 197
Authorizes school bus warranty repair work to be performed by repair facilities, authorized by the manufacturer or distributor, that are not school bus dealers. Clarifies that manufacturers may authorize that warranty and other repair or maintenance services b...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Cell Phones and Bus Drivers
H.B. 402
Prohibit school bus operators from using cell phones while driving. Provides exceptions for enumerated emergency situations. Provides that a violation of this prohibition is a misdemeanor, and establishes maximum penalties. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdat...

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CARejected by voters 06/2008P-12Fuel costs
V. 19
2008 Ballot., Proposition 10, Petition 1332 (07-0101, Amdt. 2S). Creates the Renewable Energy and Clean Alternative Fuel Act. Authorizes the issuance of a specified amount of bonds to provide cash payments to purchasers of certain high fuel economy and alterna...

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DESigned into law 05/2008P-12State Board Oversight of School Buses
H.B. 231
Removes State Board of Education oversight over the design and operation of school buses.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+231/$file/legis.html?open...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Special Hazards/Access to Transportation
S.B. 3080
Requires districts upon request of a parent to survey area within one and one-half miles of school to determine if any special hazards for students walking to such school exist; The district is required to send positive findings to the commissioner of transpor...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12School Bus Safety Week
H.B. 790
Declare the third week of October "School Bus Safety Week." http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb790.pdf...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day
H.B. 791
Declares the third Monday of October "School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day." http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb791.pdf...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12School Bus Routes and Railroad Crossings
H.B. 426
Relates to the installation of protective devices at railroad grade crossings. Requires that school districts annually provide the department of transportation with a list identifying each rail crossing that does not have active warning devices on an establish...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Bus Drivers
S.B. 2988
Relates to pupil transportation and type III school bus drivers; provides a holder of a class D driver's license, without a school bus endorsement, may operate a type III bus if the operator is an employee of the entity that owns, lease, or contracts for the s...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Transportation of Nonpublic School Students
H.B. 655
By September 30 of each year, requires the secretary of the transportation cabinet to report to the general assembly's interim committee on appropriations and revenue the following information for those fiscal court applications received by the transportation ...

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COSigned into law 04/2008P-12School Bus Safety Signals
H.B. 1339
Concerns school bus safety signals requirements; replaces current statutory equipment standards for a school bus with the current federal regulation.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2008a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/A22AB294A072C406872573A700643FE1?open&file=133...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12No Wireless Telecommunications While Operating A Bus
S.B. 136
Prohibits use of wireless telecommunications devices by persons operating school buses, except in emergencies, or when the vehicle is lawfully parked and for the purposes of dispatching.  Use of two-way radio devices authorized by the school bus owner, however...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Idling School Buses
H.B. 146
Modifies the Environmental Quality Code and the Motor Vehicles Code by amending provisions relating to school buses. Requires the state board of education to adopt idling reduction standards and implement an idling reduction program. Appropriates funds for a c...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12No Bus Drivers Under Age 18
H.B. 1160
Removes the exclusion for drivers of school buses that allowed children under 18 years of age to work as as a driver of a truck or commercial vehicle of more than two axles. In other words, prohibits drivers under the age of 18 to drive a school bus.
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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12No Wireless Communications Devices for Bus Drivers
H.B. 1218
Prohibits use of wireless telecommunications devices by persons operating school buses, except in emergencies or when the vehicle is lawfully parked and for the purposes of dispatching. Does not apply to two-way radio devices authorized by the owner of the sch...

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NYSigned into law 03/2008P-12Restraining School Bus Passengers Age 4-7
S.B. 6421
Requires school bus passengers between the age of four and seven to be restrained in accordance with one of the methods set forth in subdivision one or two of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic code (vehicle and traffic code accessible through this link...

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MISigned into law 01/2008P-12Student Transportation Policies
S.B. 730 (sec. 1321)
Specified policies and requirements for transporting students to schools.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0001.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Transportation
A.B. 57
Authorizes state and local entities to secure and expend federal funds appropriated under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act - A Legacy for Users for programs relating to highway safety improvements that can reduce the number ...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12biodiesel fuels
S.B. 70
Specifies standards for biodiesel and biodiesel blends and for renewable diesel and renewable diesel blends. Requires notification of consumers by retailers of the fuel's biodiesel content. Authorizes school districts to use a biodiesel fuel blend to operate a...

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ORAdopted 10/2007P-12School Buses
OAR 581-053-0002
Prohibits use of school buses manufactured before April 1977 beginning August 1, 2008. ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12Idling of School Bus Engines
S.B. 5973
Requires the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations requiring school districts with a significant number of children with asthma, and those other school districts deemed appropriate by the commissioner, to minimize the idling of school bus engines...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Electronic Recordings in School Buses
S.B. 665
Exempts from an eavesdropping violation an electronic recording, motion picture, videotape, digital, or other visual or audio recording, made of the interior of a school bus while the school bus is being used in the transportation of students to and from schoo...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Post-Trip Inspection Policy for School Buses
S.B. 166
Requires each school district, by January 1, 2008, to have in place a policy to ensure that the school bus driver is the last person leaving every school bus and that no passenger is left behind or remains on the vehicle at the end of a route, a work shift, or...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Reporting Erratic School Bus Driving
H.B. 3624
Requires each school bus to display a readable sign indicating the telephone number of the owner of the school bus, and indicating that the number is to be called to report erratic driving by the school bus driver. Directs the owner of each school bus to estab...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Biodiesel
S.B. 1452
Requires public school buses or other vehicles for student transportation that are capable of operating on diesel fuel to be capable of operating on diesel fuel with a minimum biodiesel concentration of b-20.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/Sen...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Pilot Reduction of Diesel Emissions
H.B. 1912
Establishes a pilot program to provide funds for local school administrative units to retrofit school buses in order to reduce diesel emissions from certain diesel school buses registered in counties located in areas designated as nonattainment or maintenance ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Passing Stopped School Bus
S.B. 924
Makes passing a stopped school bus and striking a person and causing serious bodily injury a felony.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/Senate/HTML/S924v0.html...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Bus Endorsements
H.B. 1546
Requires a commercial drivers license that has a school bus endorsement to expire three years after it is issued.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H1546v0.html...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007P-12Federal School Bus Safety Standards
A.B. 3978
Provides no person may operate a school for which there are no applicable federal school bus safety standards unless all occupants are restrained by an approved safety belt. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03978&sh=t...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Bus Drivers Using Cell Phones
H.B. 183
Makes it unlawful to use additional technology or a mobile telephone to engage in a call while operating a public or private school bus, a school activity bus, or providing contracted transportation services for a public or private school in any vehicle.
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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12School Bus Crossing Control Devices
H.B. 157
Requires every school bus to be equipped with a crossing control device by January 1, 2008. Requires the state to reimburse local school boards that have expended funds for this purpose. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449875...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Reduction in Diesel Emissions
H.B. 2172
Requires the Environmental Quality Commission to establish a goal to reduce excess lifetime risk of cancer due to exposure to diesel engine emissions to no more than one case per million individuals by 2017. In setting the goal, the commission is required to i...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Restraint Systems on School Buses
S.B. 812
Requires passenger safety restraint systems be installed and used on new school buses operated by public or private schools.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/Senate/HTML/S812v0.html...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12Reemployment of Retired School Bus Drivers
S.B. 60
Provides for reemployment of retired school bus drivers; provides for contributions and employer reporting requirements. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449533...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Transportation of 8 or Fewer Students
S.B. 556
Allows the use of school pupil transport vehicles for the transport of eight (8) or fewer pupils to and from school and school related services; this act would take effect on August 15, 2007.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law07/law07207.htm...

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RISigned into law 06/2007P-12Bus Emergency Brakes
H.B. 5020
Requires that school bus emergency brakes, commencing with model year 2010, be equipped with an interlock brake system that, once applied, may only be released when the brake pedal is depressed and the key is in the ignition.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Publi...

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RISigned into law 06/2007P-12Transportation for Afterschool Programs
H.B. 6313
Creates a sixteen member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to study transportation for afterschool and childcare programs....

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SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2007P-12Maximum School Bus Ride Time, Driver Training, etc.
H.B. 3161
Provides for the maximum school bus ride time, school bus driver certification training, provides that parents are responsible for the safety, conduct, and timely arrival of their children to, from, and at the school bus stop; and that the number of students o...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12No Pre-1977 School Buses
H.B. 2456
Prohibits the use of school buses manufactured before April 1, 1977; provides that operation of a prohibited school bus is a Class B traffic violation, punishable by a maximum fine of $ 360....

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NYSigned into law 06/2007P-12P.J.'s Law
S.B. 3294
Enacts P.J.'s law; directs the commissioner of education to promulgate rules and regulations requiring school bus drivers and school bus attendants on a bus transporting a child or children with a disability to complete training, twice a year, on the special n...

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DESigned into law 06/2007P-12Bus Drivers' Requirements
H.B. 41
Recognizes that school bus drivers have to have an annual physical and for an intrastate CDL.
http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+41/$file/legis.html?open...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 3190
Prohibits persons who have committed offenses such as vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident from operating a school bus for
10 years after said offense. Defines "multifunction school activity bus" and prohibi...

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TXVetoed 06/2007P-12No Diesel Engine Idling
H.B. 3457
Prohibits school buses with diesel engines from idling at schools or school events.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/HB03457F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Transportation Access
S.B. 1713
Requires a county or school district to allow a parent to designate a grandparent's residence or child-care facility for the purpose of accessing transportation to and from the child's school if the location is on an approved route.
http://www.capitol.state.tx...

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VTSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Bus Idling
S.B. 13
Prohibits the operator of a school bus from idling the engine while waiting for children to board at a school.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2008/bills/passed/S-013.HTM
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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Bus Driver Requirements
S.B. 51
Requires school bus drivers to deposit student at student's destination and makes failure to do so Class C misdemeanor punishable by fine only of up to $ 100; requires Local Education Agencies to assure school bus drivers understand their duties and responsibi...

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WASigned into law (partial veto) 05/2007P-12Bus Replacement Incentive (Lower Emissions)
H.B. 1303
Part of this bill requires the implementation of a new school bus replacement incentive program for vehicles with less emissions for the 2007 model year and provides funding therefor; requires all public agencies to satisfy their motor vehicle fuel usage from ...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12School Bus Size and Speed Limits
H.B. 1018
Extends the maximum permitted length of a conventional school bus from 38 to 42 feet. Increases the highway speed limit for a school bus to 60 miles an hour.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2007/PDF/HE/HE1018.1.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 05/2007P-12Notification of Bus Driver Driving Status
H.B. 2266
Directs Department of Transportation to notify Department of Education of suspension, cancellation or revocation of driving privileges of person who holds school bus endorsement.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/hb2200.dir/hb2266.en.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Transportation for ELL Program
H.F. 2245 [High Needs ESL]
Authorizes district to provide transportation to allow a student who attends a high-need English language learner program and who resides within the transportation attendance area of the program to continue in the program until the student completes the highe...

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KSSigned into law 04/2007P-12Speeding Fines in School Zones
S.B. 8
Doubles speeding fines in school zones. Page 11 of 12: http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/8.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Bus Drivers
H.B. 1334
Relates to requirements for drivers of school vehicles. Specifies that if a school vehicle for which a commercial driver's license is not required, but which is designed to seat ten to fifteen passengers, the individual must: (1) Hold a North Dakota driver's l...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Methodology for Transportation Funding
S.B. 5114
The Office of Financial Management (OFM), in consultation with Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC), will contract for the development of two options for a student transportation fun...

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KYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Use of Cell Phone by School Bus Driver
H.B. 230
Defines the term cellular telephone; prohibits the use of cellular telephones by a school bus driver; establishes the fine for using cellular telephone while driving a school bus. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/07RS/HB230/bill.doc...

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NVSigned into law 04/2007P-12Bus Displaying Flashing Red Signal
A.B. 66
Requires drivers to stop at any location for a school bus displaying a flashing red light signal.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/AB/AB66_EN.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Hardship Bus Runs
S.B. 1236 (Section 10)
Clarifies uniquely difficult geographic circumstances under which a district may be reimbursed by the state board for transportation costs above the standard threshold. Session Law Chapter 352
http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1236.html...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Nonpublic school student transportation
H.B. 2302
Permits local school boards to enter into agreements with nonpublic schools in the school division to provide student transportation for a fee to and from the nonpublic schools. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB2302ER...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School Bus Warning Devices
H.B. 3084
Requires that any new bus placed into service on or after July 1, 2007, shall be equipped with warning devices that, at a minimum, include a nonsequential system of red traffic warning lights, a warning sign with flashing lights, and a crossing control arm suc...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Maximum School Bus Length
H.B. 2781
Modifies the statutory limitation on the length of school buses to not exceed forty-five feet, exclusive of front and rear bumpers. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2007_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/hb2781%20enr.htm...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Personnel Mileage Reimbursement
S.B. 100
Requires local school boards to reimburse school personnel for mileage costs when they are required to use a personal motor vehicle in the course of their employment at a minimum rate that is at least the same for state employees who are reimbursed for mileage...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Code Amendments
H.B. 2189
Amends Education Code in the following ways:

1) Prescribes authorities of county school boards.
2) Expands purposes for which schools may expend funds.
3) Establishes certain vehicle and driver safety requirements for transporting students to a school-sponso...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School Bus Safety Hotline Decals
H.B. 1920
Provides that local school boards may display decals relating to local school division bus safety hotlines on school buses; local school divisions must bear the cost of such decals. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1920ER...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School Bus Interstate/Hwy. Max Speed Limit
H.B. 1729
Increases the maximum speed limit to 60 miles per hour for school buses traveling on interstates and highways where the speed limit is greater than 55 miles per hour. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1729ER...

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AKAdopted 02/2007P-12PUPIL TRANSPORTATION
4 AAC 27
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Adopts the national specifications and revisions into the Alaska MinimumStandards for School Buses, 2006 Revised Edition. ALASKA 3454
http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/AAC/Title04.htm...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Proper Use of Activity Buses
H.B. 1155
Directs each local board of education operating activity buses to adopt a policy for the proper use of buses for travel to athletic events during the regular season and playoffs and travel to other school-sponsored activities. Directs the departments of public...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Passing a Stopped School Bus
H.B. 2880
Prevents a person who is guilty of passing a stopped school bus from receiving a prayer for judgment under any circumstances.
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H2880v4.html...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Schoolchildren's Health Act
H.B. 1502
Enacts the schoolchildren 's health act. Provisions relate to: (1) sealing arsenic-treated wood in playgrounds and testing the soil on school grounds for contamination; (2) reducing students' exposure to diesel emissions from school buses; (3) studying mold an...

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NJSigned into law 07/2006P-12Revised School Bus Diesel Emissions Requirement
S.B. 1796
Revises the mandated installation requirement of closed crankcase technology on regulated school buses to comply with the state's ultra low sulfur diesel fuel law for motor vehicles by requiring the owner of a regulated school bus to submit a cost estimate to ...

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MISigned into law 07/2006P-12School Bus Stoppage Guidelines
H.B. 5581
Prescribes the means and conditions for a school bus driver to activate and deactive alternately flashing lights when the school bus is stopping, stopped or proceeding from a stop on a highway or private road for the purpose of receiving or discharging student...

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RISigned into law 07/2006P-12Transportation of Special Education Students
H.B. 7841; S.B. 2489
Requires that the state department of administration and the Rhode Island public transit authority develop a plan for the creation and implementation of a statewide system of transportation of students with special needs and for all students including those wi...

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WARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Schoolbus Driver Qualification Rulemaking Authority
WAC 180-20-009, -021, -101 thru -103, -111, -112, - 135, -140, -145
Complies with legislation passed during the 2006 session. Transfers the authority to adopt rules governing the training and qualification of schoolbus drivers from the State Board of Education (SBE) to the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). http://a...

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RISigned into law 07/2006P-12Transportation for Students w/ Disabilities
S.B. 2489
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to plan, develop, create and implement a statewide system of transportation of students with special needs.
http://dirac.rilin.state.ri.us/BillStatus/WebClass1.ASP?WCI=Bills&WCE=BillEvent&WCU=S2489A...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Transportation Cost Limits
S.B. 1205
Relates to school transportation and finance; makes an appropriation; provides that in fiscal year 2006- 2007 and each fiscal year thereafter, the transportation revenue control limit shall not increase if the transportation revenue control limit is more that ...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Certificate of Physical Fitness
S.B. 2272 - Section 45
Strikes subsection that requires drivers of school buses to present a certificate of physical fitness each year before being permitted to operate any vehicles transorting children to and from school. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Catego...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Bus Drivers
S.B. 2272 - Section 51
Specifies that the department of education has authority to suspend bus drivers' authorization to drive a school bus. Requires the department to take adverse action against any person who, after notice and opportunity for hearing, is determined to have committ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Incentives for Fuel-efficient Buses
H.B. 2591
Relates to in lieu fees and school bus grants; provides for monies deposited in the air quality fund to be appropriated to the department of environmental quality to award grants to school districts to purchase new compressed natural gas powered school buses a...

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NHSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Bus Audio and Video Recording
H.B. 1362
Permits a school bus owner to make an audio and video recording of a student on a school bus if the school district authorizes the recording and the parents and students are notified of the recording.
http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2006/HB1362.html...

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KSSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Crossing Guards
S.B. 344
Creates new sections related to school crossing guards. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/344.pdf...

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GAAdopted 04/2006P-12Early Intervention Program
GAC 160-4-2-.17; -7-.18; -5-3-.10
Clarifies rules regarding the Early Intervention Program for students in grades K-5 http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.17.pdf, hearing processes http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-7-.18.pdf and student...

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KSSigned into law 04/2006P-12Strobe Lights on School Buses
H.B. 2513
Requires every new school buses put into initial service after July 1, 2007 to have a white flashing strobe light mounted on the roof. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/2513.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Sex Offenders
H.B. 713
Adds to existing law to prohibit access to school children by any person currently registered or required to register under the Idaho Sex Offender Registration Act; provides exceptions; provides a penalty. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0713.html...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Pupil Transportation Act
H.B. 5494
Regulates the equipment, maintenance, operation and use of school buses and pupil transportation vehicles. Prescribes: (1) the qualifications of school bus and pupil transportation vehicle drivers and (2) the powers and duties of certain state and local govern...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Shared Vehicles
H.B. 1582
Provides that any local government or combination of governments within planning district 16 may enter into cooperative agreements with a local school division for the use of school vehicles for public transportation purposes during non-school hours.  Such agr...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Transportation Reimbursement
S.B. 866
Allows an intermediate school district that purchased a special education transportation service from a constituent district to continue to report those transportation costs to the state for reimbursement, and requires the Department of Education to remove tha...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Pupil Transportation Act
S.B. 932
Modifies the pupil transportation act; regulates the equipment, maintenance, operation and use of school buses; prescribes the qualifications of school bus drivers; prescribes the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental agencies; creates an a...

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MDVetoed 04/2006P-12Discounted Public Transportation for Baltimore Students
H.B. 177
Extends through fiscal year 2010 the authorization for Baltimore City to use local highway user revenues for students costs of discounted stated Transit Administration fares for eligible public school students in Baltimore City.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Transportation of Homeless Students
H.B. 1006 - Section 1 and 2
Provides that a special purpose bus may be used to transport homeless students.

Creates new chapter on transportation of homeless students. Defines "transitional school corporation" as a school corporation (district) in which a homeless student temporarily st...

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WISigned into law 03/2006P-12Fees for Transportation
S.B. 324
Relates to allowing school boards to charge a fee for transporting certain pupils not required to be transported to a public or private school; allows a school board to charge a fee for transportation and to waive such fee or any portion for a parent or guardi...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12School Bus Speed Limits
H.B. 650
Allows for maximum speed limits for school buses of 45 mph on highways with posted speed limits of 55 mph or less and 55 mph on highways with posted speed limits greater than 55 mph.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?061+ful+CHAP0416...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Reimbusement of Temporary School Bus Drivers
H.B. 321
Authorizes a local school district to reimburse temporary or substitute school bus drivers for the costs required for a commercial driver's license; authorizes special state schools administered by the state Board of Education to reimburse school bus drivers f...

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DESigned into law 02/2006P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 338
Relates to school buses equipped with a flashing white light; requires that the light be used at all times when the bus is in operation....

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12School Transportation Block Grant
A.B. 1110
An act to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of the Education Code. Would create the School Transportation Block Grant to replace existing system of funding public school transportation in the state. http://www.leginfo.ca.g...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Replacing or Reconditioning Older School Buses
A.B. 1107
An act to amend Section 42291 of the Education Code. Establishes a priority for allocations to small school districts to replace or recondition schoolbuses owned by a school district or county office of education that were manufactured prior to 1987. http://ww...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Transportation Costs for Special Education Students and Rural Schools
H.B. 1110
An act to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of the Education Code, relating to school finance. - School Transportation Block Grant. This bill requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion block grant funds...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Safe Routes to School Construction Program
H.B. 744
Provides that, upon enactment of a federal transportation bill with a dedicated fund available to states for safe routes for schools, the Department of Transportation shall, in cooperation with the State Board of Education and the Department of State Police, e...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Transportation When Hazardous Walking
H.B. 3680
In a provision allowing a school board to provide free transportation when conditions are such that walking constitutes a serious safety hazard, provides that the school board shall annually review the conditions and determine (rather than certify to the State...

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MNSigned into law 07/2005P-12Special education transportation
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
For purposes of computing special education base revenue, the cost of providing transportation for children with disabilities includes (A) the additional cost of transporting a homeless student from a temporary nonshelter home in another district to the school...

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Feasibility and necessity of safety restraints on school buses
H.B. 411
Requires the Nevada Association of School Boards to study the feasibility and necessity of safety restraints for use by pupils on school buses.

http://leg.state.nv.us/73rd/bills/AB/AB411_EN.pdf...

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TXSENT TO THE GOVERNOR 06/2005P-12Clean School Bus Program
H.B. 3469
From fiscal note: Establishes a clean school bus program within the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program operated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Provides for up to 4 percent of the 87.5 percent of TERP Account No. 5071 funds ...

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NV(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 132. 05/2005P-12Requires local and regional governmental entities to conduct study of safe walking routes in certain area near schools.
H.B. 231
AN ACT relating to public schools; requiring local and regional governmental entities to conduct a study of safe walking routes for pupils in a certain area near schools.

http://leg.state.nv.us/73rd/Reports/history.cfm?ID=1755...

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VTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Multifunction School Activity Bus
S.B. 81
Amends the definition of school bus in the motor vehicle statutes to allow for the limited use of motor coaches for school activities and to address a new type of vehicle, the multifunction school activity bus. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/d...

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WASigned into law 05/2005P-12Bidding and Purchasing of Buses
H.B. 1485
Revises the state bidding and purchasing process for school buses. Requires SPI to solicit competitive price quotes for base buses and optional features and to publish a list of accepted quotes. Permits school districts to buy directly from any dealer on the l...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12School bus routes
H.B. 652
AN ACT ALLOWING A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EXTEND A BUS ROUTE ACROSS ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO STUDENTS WITHIN ITS OWN DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20-10-126, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Isaac's Law
S.B. 467
Enacts "Isaac's law." States that a person commits negligent homicide if he or she negligently causes the death of another person while passing a stopped school bus. Increases minimum and maximum fines, minimum community service period and period during which...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12An Act To Ensure That School Districts Are Using Safe Buses
S.B. 465
An act to ensure that school districts are using safe buses. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb465.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Commercial Vehicles Driving Privileges
H.B. 402
Provides for a school bus endorsement on a driver's license. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0402.html...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Traffic Law Violation Reporting
S.B. 1103
Requires school bus drivers to report certain violations of the traffic laws to the superintendent of the school district and to require the superintendent to provide the report to a local law enforcement authority. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/...

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NYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Transportation of School Children
A.B. 2928
Increases the amount to be paid in each year of a new contract extension for the transportation of school children beyond that which is allowed under current law.
http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02928&sh=t...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public School Facilities and Transportation
S.B. 590
Revises the duties and responsibilities of the division of public school academic facilities and transportation and creates the commission on public school academic facilities and transportation.

Provides that the enumerated duties of the Division of Public ...

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IDVetoed 03/2005P-12School Bus Endorsement on Driver's License
H.B. 54
Establishes a school bus endorsement on a driver's license. Requires the successful applicant to pass appropriate knowledge and skills tests. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0054.html...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Bus Driver Permits
S.B. 1002
Amends existing law relating to school transportation to remove a requirement that persons operating school buses have a driver's permit issued by the board of trustees. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1002.html...

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NJTo governor 03/2005P-12Pupil Transportation Services
S.B. 1298
Requires certain public entities to competitively bid in order to provide pupil transportation services to a local school district....

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Bus Transportation
H.B. 133
Establishes a new school bus endorsement for commercial driver's licenses; sets forth qualifications; exempts current license holders with satisfactory driving records from taking the school bus endorsement skills test until October 1, 2005. http://lrc.ky.gov/...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Toll Roads
S.B. 115
Relates to toll roads; makes school district vehicles being operated in an official capacity eligible for a nonpaying toll-road identification card. Bill summary, history and text: http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/SB115.htm
Fiscal note: http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/0...

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MOIssued 03/2005P-12Establishes the Missouri School Bus Safety Task Force
EXECUTIVE ORDER 05-14
The task force is required to evaluate and make initial recommendations on the following topics: (1) developing strategies for improving school bus safety, including, but not limited to, programs or laws that have proven effective to reduce the incidents of sc...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12School Buses
H.B. 1196
Defines and prohibits the unauthorized entry of school buses by persons over age 18. Provides exceptions for law enforcement officers, students, school employees and volunteers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1196.pdf...

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NHRule Adoption 01/2005P-12School Bus Transportation Rules
Saf-C 1300
Sets forth the procedures for the certification, instruction and qualification files of all school bus drivers as well as the maintenance, inspection and design of all school busses. NEW HAMPSHIRE REG 5927 (SN)...

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ILTotal Veto Stands. 11/2004P-12Speed Limits for School Buses
S.B. 2374
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides for maximum speed limits for vehicles of specified weights and school buses inside and outside urban areas except where otherwise authorized. ...

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MASigned into law 11/2004P-12Governor Amendment of Supplemental Budget Section 30
H.B. 5083
Contains the text of a Governor amendment of Section 30 of the House bill numbered 5076 which relates to state reimbursement for school transportation for certain persons admitted to a day school in another municipality. Does not provide transportation of a pe...

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GAAdopted 11/2004P-12Adopt-A-School Bus Pilot Project
GAC 391-3-21-.10
Submits a grant regarding the Georgia Adopt-A-School Bus Pilot Project and the Clean School Bus USA Grant....

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Motor Vehicles: Commercial
A.B. 3049
Requires person operating a schoolbus to possess a valid commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement and be
issued a schoolbus driver's certificate. (see SEC. 4 and 5) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_3001-3050/ab_3049_bill_20040930_chapt...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Drivers' Certificates: Medical Examination
A.B. 1812
Relates to existing law which requires applicants for an original or renewal certificate to drive a schoolbus, school pupil activity bus, youth bus, general public paratransit vehicle, or farm labor vehicle to submit a physician's report. Allows, as an alterna...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Air Pollution: Schoolbus Idling at Schools
A.B. 2644
Codifies regulations adopted by the State Air Resources Board that establish toxic control measures to limit schoolbus idling and idling at schools. Makes any violation subject to civil and administrative penalties and specifies the maximum civil penalty and t...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Home-to-School Transportation
A.B. 1253
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to examine home-to-school transportation funding formulas and determine how current formulas should be modified to allow school districts and county offices of education to initiate new transportation programs ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Home-School Transportation
A.B. 2462
Authorizes, commencing with the 2006-07 fiscal year, home-to-school transportation programs to receive a state funding increase in lieu of an inflation or cost-of-living increase. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2451-2500/ab_2462_bill_20040824_enroll...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12School Transportation
14 DAC, Section 1105, 1.0 - 22.7
Amends regulation by adding a new section that includes the responsibilities of non-public, non- profit schools for the administration of their transportation systems under the rules and regulations of the Department of Education. Amends other regulation in or...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Transportation: Wireless Telephone
A.B. 2785
Makes it an infraction to drive a schoolbus or a transit vehicle while using a wireless telephone. Provides that this prohibition does not
apply to a driver who is using the wireless telephone for work-related purposes, or for emergency purposes, including, bu...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12School District Transportation Laws
S.B. 4772
Provides that the transportation of pupils by a school district in child safety zones shall be considered regular aidable transportation; eliminates expiration of and makes permanent provisions of the education law providing for the transportation of pupils in...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12Safe Routes to School Program
A.B. 10057
Relates to establishing the safe routes to school program by the Department of Transportation; provides that money provided by the federal government pursuant to section 152 of title 23 of the United States code be given to localities, through the state Depart...

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MOEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2004P-12School Bus Inspection
11 CSR 50-2.320
Adds rules regarding the inspection of frames on school buses. Specifies out-of-service criteria in buses in need of repair. MISSOURI REG 15080 (SN)...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Community College
Postsec.
Transit Ridership: Low-Income Student Access
H.B. 2587
Adds to the list of programs to be funded with the West Central Transit District. Provides for routes, vehicle purchase and Community College Coordination projects. Provides for discounted bus passes. Increases mobility for low income students in certain coord...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Signal Light Requirements
H.B. 5969
Amends the Pupil Transportation Act to revise the number and color of signal lights on school buses; requires compliance with federal and state safety standards.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0231.pdf...

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MTRule Adoption 07/2004P-12School Finance and Transportation
ARM 10.7.101,.109 thru .111,.115,.118;10.10.202,.309,.316, .320, .611, .614; 10.15.101; 10.20.102, .106; 10.21.101B thru .102E (non-seq),10.22.102 thru .30.403 (non-seq)
Establishes rules relating to school finance and transportation. MONTANA REG 4551 (SN)...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12Cell Phone Use by School Bus Drivers
S.B. 174
Prohibits school bus drivers from talking on cell phones while operating school buses while the vehicle is in motion and transporting one or more children; provides that cell phone communications can be made to and from a central dispatch, school transportatio...

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DESigned into law 06/2004P-12School Bus Drivers: Communication Devices
H.B. 379
Clarifies that school bus drivers can use a radio or telephonic communication device to make or receive calls for assistance. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS142.NSF/vwLegislation/...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Specifications Governing School Bus Design
ADE 175
Establishes rules regarding the specifications governing school bus design. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20175%20school%20bus%20specs.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12School Buses
H.B. 384
Provides relative to the use of visual stop indicator signals on school buses; includes requirements regarding when a school bus, which is not receiving or discharging passengers, meets or is following another school bus that has such signals activated. http:/...

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COBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2004P-12Safe Routes To School
H.B. 1309
Concerns the creation of A Safe Routes to School Program; directs the Department of Transportation to distribute federal funds to local governments to include projects that improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in school areas.
http://www.leg.state.co...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Transport Seatbelt
H.J.R. 953
Creates a special joint committee to study the need to require the use of seatbelts in all vehicles used to transport school children in Tennessee. This special joint committee, consisting of three Representatives and three Senators, shall report its findings ...

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MOTo governor 05/2004P-12School District Emergency Preparedness
H.B. 1070
Allows for the adoption of emergency preparedness plans for the use during natural disasters or other community emergencies by school districts.

1. The board of education of each school district in this state is authorized to adopt an emergency preparedness p...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Safety on School Buses
H.B. 1179
Relates to elementary and secondary schools, so as to provide that the offense of disrupting the operation of a public school applies to disruption of public school buses and established public school bus stops. Requires school buses to meet safety specificati...

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MDSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund
H.B. 97
Alters the date by which the Secretary of State Police is required to report to the Governor and General Assembly on the status of the School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund; relates to drivers illegally failing to stop for school vehicles....

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MDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Operation of School Vehicles
H.B. 356
Authorizes specified school vehicles to be operated for a specified amount of time; providing that school vehicles operating under a certain exception must be maintained under a certain preventive maintenance plan....

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Bus Driver Compensation
H.B. 1177
Relates to the State Board of Education; authorizes compensation for certain school bus drivers for expenses incurred when acquiring an initial or renewal of a commercial license to drive a school bus.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/HB/1...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1443
Adds to and amends existing law relating to the public charter schools to provide transportation reimbursement for public virtual schools; clarifies computation of support units for charter schools formed by conversion of an existing traditional public school;...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Bus Standards
S.B. 124
Amends KRS 156.153 to require that school bus standards and specifications be set by the Kentucky Department of Education rather than by the Kentucky Board of Education; deletes obsolete language; amends KRS 189.540 to conform. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECOR...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Transportation Safety Awareness License Plates
S.B. 1311
Adds to and amends existing law to establish the Idaho School Transportation Safety Awareness license plate program; and to create the Pupil Transportation Support Program Fund with funds continuously appropriated to the state Department of Education to be use...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Transportation
S.B. 1331
Amends existing law to provide for the State Board of Education's power and duty to authorize the supervisor of school transportation to conduct certain reviews and audits; sets priority for the selection of districts for reviews and audits; provides for the b...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Transportation
S.B. 1344
Amends existing law relating to pupil transportation to provide that the current pupil transportation model contract developed by the State Department of Education shall be used; allows for addenda to meet local requirements; requires the submission of contrac...

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INSigned into law 03/2004P-12Special Purpose School Buses
H.B. 1253
Allows a school corporation to use special purpose buses to provide regular transportation of school children from their residences to school and from one school to another school under specified situations. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2004/HE/HE1253.1...

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SDAdopted, On November 2004 Ballot 02/2004P-12Provision of Certain Services to All Children
HJR 1003/Constitutional Amendment B
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to authorize the provision of certain services to all children of school age. The Constitution allows the Legislat...

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ILSigned into law 02/2004P-12Transportation Costs
H.B. 763
Allows reimbursement for allowable direct costs of transporting pupils for regular, vocational and special education. Relates to reimbursement for expenditures made to Regional Transportation, a mass transit district or an urban transportation district under a...

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ILSigned into law 12/2003P-12Charter Bus Services
S.B. 150
Amends the Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may also operate a certain type of charter bus if he or she holds a valid school bus driver permit issued before a specified date. Relates to charter bus student transportation to or from interscholastic athletic...

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NJSigned into law 12/2003P-12Smoking on School Buses
A.B. 3168
Prohibits smoking on school buses, even if students are not present; clarifies that the prohibition on smoking or carrying lighted tobacco on a bus or other public conveyance applies to school buses or other vehicle owned or contracted for by a public or nonpu...

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NDRule Adoption 12/2003P-12Minimum Standards Required for Buses
67-12-01-01
Establishes rules regarding minimum standards required. Addresses all public school buses operated in North Dakota must meet the minimum body and chassis standards established or referenced in this chapter. NORTH DAKOTA REG 3678 (SN)...

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GAAdopted 11/2003P-12Instructional Extension
GAC 160-4-2-.14
Clarifies rules regarding instructional extension, a state-funded instructional program beyond the regular school day to address the academic needs of low-performing students. Allows local school systems to spend up to 15 percent of the designated funds on tra...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
15-Passenger Vans
A.B. 626
Makes legislative finding that 15-passenger vans are unsafe; declares the intent of the Legislature that all school districts, private schools, community colleges, and state universities should require such vans owned by these entities only be driven by a pers...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Transportation Cost Apportionment
A.B. 1097
Amends existing law to reduce the annual mileage requirement for each county unified school district to be eligible for an additional annual apportionment for home-to-school transportation costs. Restricts eligibility for the additional annual apportionment to...

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GAAdopted 08/2003P-12Student Transportation Surveys; Cost Development
GAC 160-5-3-.10; GAC 160-5-3-.11
Clarifies rules regarding student transportation surveys and standard cost development. Determines bus needs for allotment purposes, ascertains standard costs for allotment purposes, and uses allotments for student transportation. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_doc...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Chartered and School Buses
H.B. 2840
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the School Code. Provides for chartered bus drivers under specified conditions. Provides that school boards have the power to enter into contracts for school bus services. Provides for fingerprint, drug tests and criminal b...

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NYSigned into law 08/2003P-12Qualifications of School Bus Drivers
S.B. 5582
Amends the education law relating to the qualifications of school bus drivers, monitors and attendants, in relation to the effective date of such act....

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NYSigned into law 08/2003P-12Private School Bus Drivers Safety Regulations
S.B. 392
Applies the safety regulations of the commissioner of education presently applicable to public school bus drivers to private school bus drivers; requires that the chief administrator of a private school shall approve every school bus driver to ensure that each...

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NYSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Bus Attendants Training
S.B. 5620
Requires school bus attendants to receive training relating to the special needs of pupils with a handicapping condition; provides that in addition, school bus attendants shall be required to pass a physical performance test....

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Stopped School Bus
S.B. 311
Provides that a driver must stop his vehicle before meeting or overtaking, from either direction, a school bus stopped at any location for the purpose of receiving or discharging pupils and shall not proceed until the bus has resumed motion or the driver has s...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12School Bus Drivers
S.B. 141
Requires a restriction which limits a person to operating only a school bus; provides that such restriction shall apply to a person who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has not previously held a co...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees
H.B. 778
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a felony offense against the public morals.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB778&doct...

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AKSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Transportation
S.B. 202
Relates to school transportation; relates to the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/pdf/23/Bills/SB0202B.PDF...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12Bus Transportation
S.B. 614
Relates to bus transportation; requires driving records of nonpublic sector bus drivers to be checked for suspended or revoked licenses; provides that private school students may ride on public school buses and public school students may ride on private school...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Child Transportation
H.P. 739 (LD 1018)
Exempts from school bus inspection standards vehicles vehicles designed to carry 11 or more people, including the driver, driver, that meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards applicable to school buses, Medicaid-enrolled transportation providers who pe...

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12Open Door Law
S.B. 169
Allows a governing body in an executive session to receive information about misconduct and discuss the status of a school bus driver, who is an independent contractor, or a physician, before the governing body makes a determination; makes provisions regarding...

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IAVetoed 05/2003P-12Removal of Contract Requirement for Part-Time and Substitute Bus Drivers
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Removes the contract requirement for substitute and part-time school bus drivers.
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/80GA/Session.1/HJournal/02200/02251.html and Section 51: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/8...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12School Bus Drivers Who Are Insulin-Dependent Diabetics
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that school bus driver must be immediately suspended from duties, pending termination hearing by district board or authorities of nonpublic school, if a change in circumstances indicates the driver is no longer physically or mentally competent. Specifies...

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MSSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Bus Drivers and Railroad Crossings/Highway Intersections
S.B. 2587
Requires school bus drivers to open the service door and driver's window and listen for approaching trains upon approaching railroad crossings. Also requires school bus drivers, when approaching any highway intersection, to bring the vehicle to a complete stop...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Requirements for School Bus Drivers
H.B. 2220
Amends the Uniform Commercial Drivers' Licensing Act. Creates new section allowing the driving skills test for a school bus endorsement to be waived until September 30, 2005 if the applicant is currently licensed, has experience driving a school bus, has a go...

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NJSigned into law 03/2003P-12Screening For School Bus Drivers
S.B. 795
Strengthens screening procedures for school bus drivers; provides for a driver's record check for any alcohol and drug related motor vehicle violations....

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Buses
S.B. 132
Increases the stopping distance for school buses at railroad crossings to a range of fifteen to fifty feet from the nearest track....

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Unauthorized School Bus Entry
H.B. 74
Provides that entering a school bus to commit a crime or interfere with the driver, or refusing to leave a school bus upon the order of the driver is a misdemeanor; requires that each school bus be posted with entrance signs stating that unauthorized entry of ...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Display of American Flag Decals in School Buses
S.B. 987
Provides that Board of Education regulations addressing school buses shall include provisions for the display of decals depicting the flag of the United States on the sides and rear of school buses....

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12Nonpublic School Student Transportation
S.B. 224
Allows school districts to provide transportation to nonpublic school students if no additional public funds are expended to provide the transportation....

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MTSigned into law 02/2003P-12Passing School BusesSAME AS: LC0192
H.B. 112
Allows vehicles to pass school buses that are stopped to receive or discharge children in designated school bus turnouts; specifies the requirements necessary to designate a school bus turnout....

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NJSigned into law 02/2003P-12School Pupils on School Bus
S.B. 384
Provides that school pupil may not be on board a school bus unless the bus driver or other employee of the school board or school bus contractor is also on board the bus; provides an exception when the bus driver leaves the bus to assist in boarding or exiting...

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ARSigned into law 02/2003P-12Cellular Phones and School Buses
H.B. 1042
Prohibits a person from using a cellular telephone while operating a school bus. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1042.pdf...

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WYAdopted 02/2003P-12Cost-Based Block Grant Model - Transportation
Chapter 20
Pertains to criteria and standards for determining eligible pupil transportation operation and maintenance costs, school bus fleet requirements, operational standards, and school bus purchase procedures used in calculating transportation amounts under the Cost...

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MASigned into law 01/2003P-12School Bus Passing Penalty
H.B. 4405
Increases the penalty for passing a school bus. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/seslaw02/sl020443.htm...

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MISigned into law 12/2002P-12Physicals for School Bus Drivers
S.B. 1390
Allows administration of physical examinations for school bus drivers who transport passengers and operate other pupil transportation vehicles as authorized by the Department of Transportation by physicians' assistants. http://www.michiganlegislature.org/docum...

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NJSigned into law 12/2002P-12Bus Drivers Can't Use Cell Phones
A.B. 445
Prohibits the use of a cellular or wireless telephone while driving a school bus; provides for a monetary fine for violations; provides that no motor vehicle or automobile insurance eligibility points shall be assessed for this offense....

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NJSigned into law 12/2002P-12Bus Drivers
S.B. 1709
Provides for notification of charges pending for a disqualifying crime or offense against a public or nonpublic school employee or school bus driver who has previously undergone a criminal history background check....

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CARejected by voters 11/2002P-12Transportation. Distribution of Existing Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax
Proposition 51
Reallocates 30% of certain state revenues collected on motor vehicle sales or leases from the General Fund to the Traffic Congestion Relief and Safe School Bus Trust Fund. Allocates funds for specific areas including bus purchases. (http://www.ss.ca.gov/electi...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Safety Rules For School Buses
A.B. 629
Extends the repeal date of certain provisions of law requiring traffic to yield the right of way to certain transit buses in specified counties. Requires every transit bus operated by a public agency on behalf of a public agency that provides public transporta...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12School Bus Safety
A.B. 2681
Relates to the requirement that school buses manufactured on or after January 1, 2002, and purchased or leased for use in California have a passenger restraint system. Applies these provisions to any type 2 school pupil activity buses manufactured on or after ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2002P-12Training for Bus Drivers
A.B. 2786
Requires school bus attendants to receive training relating to the special needs of pupils with a handicapping condition; provides that bus attendants shall be required to pass a physical performance test....

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TNSigned into law 06/2002P-12Bus Driver Certificates
H.B. 2106
Prohibits issuance of certificate to drive school bus in this state if applicant has been convicted of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, or aggravated vehicular assault within 5 years of application for certificate....

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12Use of Cell Phones by Bus Drivers
S.B. 2164
This act would impose penalties against school bus drivers that use cell phones, other than for emergency purposes, while transporting children....

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RISigned into law 06/2002P-12Bus Drivers' Use of Cell Phones
H.B. 6924
Provides that all use of cellular phones by a school bus driver would be prohibited, except in the case of an emergency....

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MDVetoed 05/2002P-12School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund Sources
S.B. 625
Alters the distribution of uninsured motorist penalty fees to provide for a distribution to the Vehicle Theft Prevention Fund providing for the distribution of uninsured motorist penalty fees to the School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund. http://mlis.state.md.us/2...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: School Bus Inspections and Hazardous Walking Conditions
S.B. 20E
Changes requirement that school buses be inspected a minimum of once a month to requirement that they be inspected pursuant to state board rule. Modifies groups eligible to determine a hazardous walking condition from "any of the following: representative of s...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Other Finance Changes
S.B. 20E
In funds for student transportation, shifts rule authority from commissioner to state board (see bill section 660, page 1239, line 8 ff); permits local boards to establish resolution that can include a convenant to decrease the capital local school property ta...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12School Bus Fare Revolving Fund
H.B. 2480
Establishes a school bus fare revolving fund for the deposit of school bus fares collected by schools from students or guardians; provides that annual collections are to be used to fund the cost of providing state-contracted school bus services. http://www.cap...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Bus Operators' Licenses
H.B. 322
Requires an operator of a school bus to obtain a special commercial driver's license endorsement from the Motor Vehicle Administration under certain circumstances; provides that the school bus endorsement is also an endorsement to operate a vehicle designed to...

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WISigned into law 04/2002P-12Crossing Gates on School Buses
S.B. 179
Requires crossing gates on school buses; grants rule making authority; provides a penalty; requires Department of Transportation to prescribe rules for the specifications, installation, and operation of these crossing gates....

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HISigned into law 04/2002P-12Licensing of School Bus or Van Operators
H.B. 2580
States that a school bus or van operator shall be properly licensed to operate the category of vehicles that the operator operates as a school bus or van and shall comply with the standards of the department of transportation. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ses...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12School buses, display of flag
H.B. 1133
Makes changes to the voting and nonvoting members of the state school bus committee; requires the committee to adopt rules allowing the display of the United States flag on school buses; amends the definition of a special purpose bus to include a motor vehicle...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Display of Flag on Buses
S.B. 6389
Provides that school districts shall not be prohibited from placing or displaying the United States flag on school districts buses when it does not interfere with the safe operation of the bus....

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NJTo governor 12/2001P-12Transportation in Llieu of Payments
A.B. 2928
Extends transportation services to nonpublic school pupils who reside in certain regional school districts that provide aid in-lieu-of payments....

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NYSigned into law 11/2001P-12Two-Way Transportation Requirement
S.B. 5805
Relates to the return transportation of students from extracurricular activities; requires that transportation back shall be provided for a student unless the student's parent or legal guardian has provided the district with notice authorizing the alternative ...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Bus Safety
A.B. 1079
Requires every transit bus operated by a public agency on behalf of a public agency that provides public transportation services to be equipped with a 2-way communication device, that enables the driver to contact the agency in the event of an emergency. Requi...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Task Force for a New Transportation Funding System
A.B. 1213
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the Pupil Transportation Task Force to review the strengths and limitations of the present pupil transportation system, assess the availability and accessibility of data needed to create and implem...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Safe Travel Routes
H.B. 3712
City and county governing bodies shall work with school district personnel to identify barriers and hazards
to children walking or bicycling to and from school. The cities, counties and districts may develop a plan for the funding of improvements designed to r...

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DESigned into law 07/2001P-12Adjusting the Rules for School Bus Drivers
S.B. 170
From the legislation:

Currently, in order to get a school bus endorsement, drivers can not have been convicted of a felony within the past 5 years. This Act modifies that requirement so that it more closely parallels the rules governing when a convicted felon...

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LASigned into law 07/2001P-12Leasing of School Buses
H.B. 1955
, Authorizes local school boards to lease school buses from their school bus operators under certain circumstances; provides an exception to the Code of Governmental Ethics for the leases....

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NJSigned into law 07/2001P-12Lease-Purchase of Buses
A.B. 2934
Authorizes 10-year lease purchase agreements for acquisition of school buses....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Rules for Busing Students
S.B. 501
Requires a person that transports children in the care of a preschool operated by a school corporation, a public elementary school, or a public secondary school to transport the children in a school bus or, in certain circumstances permitted under Indiana law,...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Transportation Funding
S.B. 344
Increases the base rate for reimbursement for an individual transportation contract to a specified amount; increases the maximum reimbursement for an individual transportation contract to a specified amount for the 1st student and a specified amount for each a...

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Standards for Teachers, Administrators
H.B. 1045
Relates to elementary and secondary education provisions addressed in the creation of North Dakota Century Code; relates to administration, boards, teacher licenses; school guidance and counseling services; special education; vocational and technology educatio...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 2464
Requires students to be seated while the school bus is moving....

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NCSigned into law 04/2001P-12Penalty for School Bus Interference
S.B. 45
Clarifies and strengthens the law pertaining to persons who interfere with the operation of public school buses; relates to clarifying that it is unlawful to stop, impede, delay, or detain any public school bus or activity bus during any time that it is being ...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Bus Owner-Operator Contracts
H.B. 108
The bill would allow an individual school bus owner-operator to exercise an option to convert their contract to a fleet operator contract without being required to submit to a competitive bidding process. According to SDE, individual owner-operators that chan...

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AZSigned into law 04/2001P-12Bus Driver Licensing
H.B. 2181
Specifies school bus lighting equipment and school bus driver requirements and pre-employment criminal history checks; provides that a school bus driver certificate may be revoked if the person's driver's license is revoked or suspended....

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NJSigned into law 04/2001P-12Contracts for Transportation
S.B. 2097
Expands the role of county superintendents relative to pupil transportation; requires them to arbitrate disputes between boards of education and nonpublic school administrators and convene annual meetings of representatives of county public and nonpublic schoo...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Transportation
H.B. 689
Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the state department of public education for expenditure in fiscal years 2001 and 2002 to continue the development of the public school transportation formula and to implement a p...

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12School Bus Safety
S.B. 3
Changes the definition of commercial vehicle to exclude school buses regulated by the Department of Education, from the regulation by the Department of Public Safety....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Transportation Safety
H.B. 85
Modifies the Public Safety Code by requiring vehicles used to transport students to comply with certain safety standards....

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Bus Stops
H.B. 325
Specifies where a on a roadway a school bus shall stop to receive or discharge children....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Bus Safety--Traffic Violations
S.B. 905
Relates to passing a stopped school bus; provides that for the purpose of being reckless driving or having a civil penalty imposed, the testimony of the school bus driver, the supervisor of school buses or a law-enforcement officer that the vehicle was yellow,...

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NESigned into law 02/2001P-12Bus Inspections
L.B. 36
Changes provisions relating to inspection of pupil transportation vehicles....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Speed Limits in School Zones
A.B. 280
Chapter No.521, Relates to existing law, under which, the prima facie vehicle speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour under certain circumstances, including when passing a school building or the grounds thereof, if the school grounds are contiguous to a highway and a...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12School Bus Driver Qualifications
A.B. 1307
Relates to existing law, which the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to deny or revoke a schoolbus, school pupil activity bus, youth bus, general public paratransit driver certificate, or a certificate to drive a vehicle used for the transportation of d...

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NJSigned into law 09/2000P-12Transportation of Certain Nonpublic School Students
A.B. 1337, AB 1674
Provides transportation or in-lieu-of payments to certain nonpublic school pupils in certain school districts. Permits the purchase of such services from cooperative transportation service agencies....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 7380
Gives peace officers the authority to issue summons based on the statements of school bus drivers and bus monitors as to violations of the requirement to stop for school buses....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Bus Equipment
H.B. 7163
Requires all school buses to be equipped with a rear facing flashing strobe light; provides for the conditions under which such lights should be used....

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 06/2000P-12Transportation Safety
H.B. 6858
Prohibits and would make it a misdemeanor for any person who enters a school bus with the intent to commit a crime, interfere with the driver or refuse to disembark at the request of the driver....

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NJSigned into law 06/2000P-12Illegally Passing School Buses
A.B. 622
Extends the period for a judge to issue a summons for illegally passing a school bus and certain other motor vehicle and traffic violations....

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DESigned into law 06/2000P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 442
Requires that a flashing white strobe light be placed on the roof of every school bus to enhance the conspicuous of school busses in daylight, darkness, and bad weather....

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SCSigned into law 05/2000P-12Bus Transportation Required for 10 or more
H.B. 3300
Provides that public and private schools must transport 10 or more students in school or activity bus; provides that vehicles purchased before a certain date have a grace period during which they must comply with this provision; provides that during the grace ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12School Bus Safety Features
H.B. 701
Requires that all new school buses be equipped with crossing control arms; requires a new or increased expenditure of local funds....

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VTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Liability for Alcohol Consumption; Bus Driver Intoxication
H.B. 566
Makes a social host who furnishes intoxicating liquor to a minor liable under the Dram Shop Act for damages and injuries caused by the intoxicated minor; changes illegal blood alcohol concentration to .02 for a school bus operator....

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KSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Rules for Transportation.
H.B. 2862
Concerns school districts; relates to the provision of transportation for pupils. The bill outlines what students can qualify for transportation to and from school. It also states that one district may charge another to transport a student in their district....

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12School Bus Safety
H.B. 104
Establishes a grant program under which law enforcement agencies may apply for funds for efforts relating to enforcement of the law prohibiting passing stopped school vehicles; establishes a School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund; provides for the administration, ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Formula for Transportation Grants
S.B. 106
Makes certain adjustments to the formula for transportation grants to county boards of education; adjusts the time period for calculating increases in the grant amounts....

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INSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Bus Rules
H.B. 1267
Requires the State School Bus Committee to adopt and enforce rules requiring each school bus to bear the name of the school district on the top of the school bus and number of the school district on the back of the school bus in black letters that are 4 to 6 i...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Safe Transportation Systems
H.J.R. 101
Directs the Department of Education to promote strategies to assist school districts in providing a safe transportation system; directs the Department of Education to report on its effect to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by January 1, 2001....

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