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TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS AND SCHOOL BUSES, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS GLOSSY YELLOW"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-40, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF PAINTING REQUIREMENTS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES TO PRIVATE SCHOOL BUSES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT PRIVATE SCHOOL BUSES NOT COMPLYING WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS MAY NOT BE PAINTED THE COLOR "NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS GLOSSY YELLOW".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-67-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-10. When used in this
(1) 'School bus'
shall be construed to mean means every motor vehicle:
(a) owned by a public or governmental agency and operated for the transportation of children to or from school; or
(b) privately owned and operated for compensation for the transportation of children to or from school.
(2) 'National school bus glossy yellow' means the color in the colorimetric specification of federal standard number 595a, Color 13432, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology."
SECTION 2. Section 59-67-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-40. (A) All school buses owned and operated by a private school or operated under contract for a private school must conform to State laws and regulations of the State Board of Education with respect to painting, lettering on the front and rear of the bus, use of stop arm and warning lights for loading and unloading pupils on the highway, maximum speeds, and stopping at railroad crossings.
(B) Buses not complying with these requirements
shall must be painted a color other than yellow national school bus glossy yellow and shall are not be entitled to the privileges and protection of a school bus operating on the highways of this State."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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