Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3155Primary Sponsor: J. BrownCommittee Number: 21Type of Legislation: GBSubject: School buses required to have safety beltsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public WorksDate Tabled: 19930504Computer Document Number: DKA/4143AL.93Introduced Date: 19930114Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930504Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: J. Brown Jaskwhich Inabinett Rudnick Stone Hines Beatty Huff Byrd Graham CromerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3155 House 19930504 Tabled in Committee 21 3155 House 19930114 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SCHOOL BUSES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH LAP OR SHOULDER HARNESS SAFETY BELTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-6530, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FOR MANDATORY USE OF SEAT BELTS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXCEPTION FOR SCHOOL BUSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-67-95. Every school bus must be equipped with safety belts for use by each person riding the bus. The safety belts must be of a design to provide a lap belt for pelvic restraint or a shoulder harness to restrain upper torso movement.
The State Department of Education shall promulgate regulations on the type and specification of these safety belts to be installed on school buses."
SECTION 2. Item 3 of Section 56-5-6530 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(3) school, church, or day care buses;"
SECTION 3. Upon approval by the Governor, this act takes effect July 1, 1994.