View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3945 The Committee on Education and Public Works proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3945 (COUNCIL\WAB\3945C003.DKA.WAB17):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 67, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

     "Section 59-67-75.      (A)      In addition to the school bus safety standards of Section 56-5-195, all public school buses manufactured after July 1, 2020, must be equipped with integrated three-point harness seat belts for each passenger. This requirement does not apply to public school buses leased, owned, or otherwise furnished by the State Department of Education before July 1, 2020 and which continue in such use after that date.
     (B)      Seat belts required in subsection (A) must be fastened about each passenger at all times during vehicle operation for vehicles that have these seat belts. School bus drivers shall ensure that these seat belts are fastened about each passenger. No claim for damages may arise from the failure of a school bus driver to ensure that a school bus passenger wears a seat belt."

SECTION      2.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /

Renumber sections to conform.
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