Senator Greg Razer Files Bill Establishing School Bus Safety Task Force
JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City, filed Senate Bill 609, creating the Joint Task Force on School Bus Safety. The task force will study school bus transportation safety, including analyzing entrance and exit safety, the effectiveness of seatbelts and other related issues.
“It’s important to remember that the first seat many Missouri students take at the start of their school day is not in the classroom, but on the school bus,” Sen. Razer said. “If we expect students to arrive in the classroom ready to learn, we need to ensure they arrive there safely first. I believe this task force will provide the focus and expertise needed to improve school bus safety and better help all students get to school safely each and every day.”
Senator Razer’s proposed joint task force will consist of two state representatives, two senators, the Commissioner of Education, the Director of the Department of Transportation and the Director of the Department of Public Safety. The task force will meet at least three times a year to develop an annual report analyzing school bus transportation safety. The legislation requires the task force to submit their report to the governor and General Assembly by December 31st each year.
For more information on this legislation, please contact Senator Razer’s office at 573-751-6607.