SB 584 Bans bus drivers who are convicted of intoxication-related traffic offenses from possessing a school bus endorsement
Sponsor: Champion
LR Number: 3388S.04P Fiscal Note: 3388-04
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/12/2006 - Hearing Conducted H Transportation Committee Journal Page:
Title: SS SB 584 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: January 1, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SS/SB 584 - Under this act, the Director of Revenue shall not issue or renew a school bus endorsement to any applicant whose driving record shows that the applicant has been convicted of an intoxication-related traffic offense. A person convicted of an intoxication-related offense will have his/her school bus endorsement permanently denied by the court, beginning on the date of the court's order of conviction (Section 302.272).

The act requires school bus drivers to notify the school district or the driver's employing contractor whenever the driver receives a citation for an intoxicated-related traffic offense or moving violation. The notice of such citation shall be given prior to the driver resuming operation of a school bus. Failure to notify the school district or the employing contractor of the citation shall constitute a valid reason to discharge such person from the school district's or employing contractor's employ (Section 302.275).

The act sets the fine for driving with a revoked license while operating a school bus at $1,000. The current law does not distinguish the offense by type of vehicle driven and the fine is up to $1,000 (Section 302.321).