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A351, R396, H3109
Sponsors: Reps. M.A. Pitts, E.H. Pitts, Taylor, Mahaffey and Umphlett
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on March 21, 2006
Last Amended on March 16, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on May 31, 2006
Governor's Action: June 9, 2006, Signed
Summary: School bus driver required to have a physical
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 House Prefiled 12/8/2004 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/11/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-83 1/11/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-84 1/13/2005 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Umphlett 2/16/2006 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-31 2/16/2006 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-31 3/15/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-4 3/16/2006 House Amended HJ-18 3/16/2006 House Read second time HJ-18 3/16/2006 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-18 3/17/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2 3/21/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 3/21/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-6 4/12/2006 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-4 4/12/2006 Senate Committed to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-4 5/18/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs SJ-31 5/24/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-32 5/31/2006 Senate Read third time and enrolled 6/7/2006 Ratified R 396 6/9/2006 Signed By Governor 6/16/2006 Copies available 6/16/2006 Effective date 06/09/06 6/23/2006 Act No. 351
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(A351, R396, H3109)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SHALL HAVE A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PERFORMED BY A PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER, OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BEFORE THE TESTING REQUIRED TO OPERATE A SCHOOL BUS AND PROVIDE FOR THE REPORTING OF THE RESULTS OF THE EXAMINATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Physical examination of school bus driver
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 67, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-67-160. A school bus driver shall have a physical examination certified by a physician, a nurse practitioner acting within an approved protocol, or a physician assistant acting within an approved scope-of-practice guideline before the testing required to operate a school bus and every two years after that. The examining physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant's certification must be made on forms provided by the State Department of Education or the United States Department of Transportation. The school bus driver candidate shall provide the testing administrator with the certified physical examination before taking the school bus driver physical performance test and the commercial driver's license skills test. The school bus driver candidate shall provide a copy of the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant's certification to the employing school district. A school district may require additional physical examinations as the district determines to be appropriate. The State assumes no responsibility for the cost of physical examinations required by districts."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of June, 2006.
Approved the 9th day of June, 2006.
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