Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
A66, R113, H3882
Sponsors: Reps. Gambrell, Gagnon, Putnam and Thayer
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\18578ab15.docx
Introduced in the House on March 19, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on April 29, 2015
Last Amended on June 2, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on June 3, 2015
Governor's Action: June 8, 2015, Signed
Summary: School bus drivers
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/19/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 34) 3/19/2015 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 34) 4/23/2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 9) 4/28/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 4/28/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 68) 4/28/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 68) 4/28/2015 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 69) 4/29/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14) 4/29/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15) 4/29/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 15) 5/27/2015 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 37) 6/2/2015 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 43) 6/2/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 43) 6/2/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 43) 6/3/2015 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 20) 6/3/2015 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 207) 6/3/2015 House Roll call Yeas-93 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 207) 6/4/2015 Ratified R 113 6/8/2015 Signed By Governor 6/11/2015 Effective date 06/08/15 6/12/2015 Act No. 66
View the latest legislative information at the website
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A66, R113, H3882)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MANDATORY PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE EXAMINATIONS MUST MEET CERTAIN FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS IN ADDITION TO STATE REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THE EXAMINATIONS MUST BE CERTIFIED BY MEDICAL EXAMINERS, AND TO DELETE EXISTING PROVISIONS REQUIRING THIS CERTIFICATION INSTEAD BE MADE BY PHYSICIANS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Examination criteria revised
SECTION 1. Section 59-67-160 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 351 of 2006, is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-160. A school bus driver shall have a physical examination that meets the requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), 49 C.F.R. 391.41, and meets the certification requirements of this section, certified by a medical examiner as defined in 49 C.F.R. 390.5, before the testing required to operate a school bus and at least every two years after that. The 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 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 4th day of June, 2015.
Approved the 8th day of June, 2015.
This web page was last updated on August 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM