Current Status Bill Number:
3473Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950202Primary Sponsor: J. BrownAll Sponsors: J. Brown, White, Neilson and BreelandDrafted Document Number: dka\3635cm.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STDate of Last Amendment: 19950503Subject: School buses, seat belts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950505 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19950504 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950503 Amended, read second time House 19950426 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19950202 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SCHOOL BUSES PURCHASED AFTER JUNE 30, 1996, 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 EXCLUDE SCHOOL BUSES PURCHASED AFTER JUNE 30, 1996, FROM THE EXCEPTIONS.
Amend Title To Conform
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. (A) For purposes of this section, `special needs school bus' means a school bus that has special design features to safely transport children with disabilities or children five years of age or younger.
(B) Every special needs school bus purchased after June 30, 1996, 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.
(C) The State Department of Education shall promulgate regulations on the type and specification of safety belts to be installed on special needs school buses."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.