SB 958
Modifies provisions relating to transportation of school children
Sponsor:
LR Number:
4479S.02C
Committee:
Last Action:
5/11/2022 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SB 958
Calendar Position:
13
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 958 - This act modifies provisions relating to the transportation of school children.

EPINEPHRINE ADMINISTRATION BY PERSONS TRANSPORTING SCHOOL CHILDREN (Section 167.630)

This act provides that a school's agent trained by a nurse and contracted for the transportation of school children shall have the discretion to administer an epinephrine auto syringe on any student who is having a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. The act also provides that the agents shall be immune from civil liability for administering an auto syringe under the act.

These provisions are similar to SB 1170 (2022) and SB 1210 (2022).

VEHICLES USED TO TRANSPORT SCHOOL CHILDREN (Sections 302.010 and 304.060)

This act modifies a definition of "school bus" to include only vehicles designed for carrying more than 10 passengers.

The act also provides that school districts shall have the authority to use vehicles other than school buses to transport school children, specifies that the State Board of Education shall not adopt rules or regulations governing the use of transportation network companies for the transportation of school children, repeals the requirement that drivers of non-school-bus vehicles transporting school children have a school bus driver's license endorsement, and provides that the vehicles other than school buses shall meet any additional requirements of the school district.

ERIC VANDER WEERD

Amendments

No Amendments Found.