Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-9.1-5-21.5.

Synopsis: Blocking school bus aisles. Requires the maintenance of school bus emergency escape passages so that exits are not inhibited, obstructed, or rendered hazardous.

Effective: July 1, 2000.


    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.


Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 20-9.1-5-21.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 21.5. (a) School bus emergency escape exits, doors, windows, roof exits, and service doors shall be maintained free of any obstruction that:
        (1) inhibits or obstructs an exit; or
        (2) renders the means of exit hazardous.

    (b) A:
        (1) school bus driver who violates this section; or
        (2) person who directs a violation of this section;
is subject to the penalties provided in section 22 of this chapter.