|HB 0604||Requires Certain Equipment of School Buses|
|Sponsor:||O'TOOLE||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/13/95 - Referred H Motor Vehicle & Traffic Regulations Comm.|
HB0604 O'Toole, James P et al
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HB 604 -- Seat Belts on School Buses
This bill requires that after January 1, 2000, each school bus purchased, leased, obtained, or operated by or on behalf of any school district must have seat backs which extend at least 28 inches from the bottom to the top of such backs and must also be equipped with a sufficient number of safety belts for passengers and the driver.
In any action against a school district, no evidence can be offered relative to whether or not safety belts were used by the driver or passengers on a school bus at the time of an accident.