Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1356 -- School Bus Safety Belts

Sponsor:  Flook

This bill imposes a $15 surcharge for each motor vehicle moving
violation to be deposited into the newly created School Bus
Safety Assistance Fund to assist school districts in equipping
new school buses with lap-shoulder safety belts for all
passengers.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
will allocate the funds, and priority will be given to buses used
for elementary schools.  Beginning January 1, 2009, new buses
purchased or buses manufactured after that date must be equipped
with lap-shoulder safety belts or other federally approved
restraint systems.  The bill specifies how the belts must be used
and exempts the state and school districts, among others, from
liability for non-use or misuse of the belt under certain

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