HOUSE BILL No. 1147
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-27-5-30; IC 20-27-8.
Synopsis: Physical characteristics of school bus monitors. Makes
certain conditions for employment relating to physical characteristics
inapplicable to school bus monitors. (Under current law, those
conditions apply to both school bus drivers and school bus monitors.)
Makes corresponding technical corrections.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 7, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1147
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-27-5-30; (10)IN1147.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-27-5-30, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2009,
SECTION 123, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 30. Each common carrier
contract made under section 29 of this chapter must provide the
(1) The common carrier is solely responsible for the employment,
physical condition, and conduct of every school bus driver
employed by the carrier.
(2) The carrier must submit a certificate to the governing body
showing that any school bus driver used in performing the
contract meets the physical standards required by
IC 20-27-8-1(a)(7). IC 20-27-8-1(a)(6)(B).
SOURCE: IC 20-27-8-1; (10)IN1147.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-27-8-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
11, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON
PASSAGE]: Sec. 1. (a) An individual may not drive a school bus for
the transportation of students or be employed as a school bus monitor
unless the individual satisfies the following requirements:
(1) Is of good moral character.
(2) Does not use intoxicating liquor during school hours.
(3) Does not use intoxicating liquor to excess at any time.
(4) Is not addicted to any narcotic drug.
(5) Is at least:
(A) twenty-one (21) years of age for driving a school bus; or
(B) eighteen (18) years of age for employment as a school bus
(6) In the case of a school bus driver:
(A) holds a valid public passenger chauffeur's license or
commercial driver's license issued by the state or any other
(7) (B) possesses the following required physical
(A) (i) Sufficient physical ability to be a school bus driver,
as determined by the committee.
(B) (ii) The full normal use of both hands, both arms, both
feet, both legs, both eyes, and both ears.
(C) (iii) Freedom from any communicable disease that (i)
may be transmitted through airborne or droplet means or (ii)
requires isolation of the infected person under 410
(D) (iv) Freedom from any mental, nervous, organic, or
functional disease that might impair the person's ability to
properly operate a school bus.
(E) (v) Visual acuity, with or without glasses, of at least
20/40 in each eye and a field of vision with one hundred
fifty (150) degree minimum and with depth perception of at
least eighty percent (80%).
(b) This subsection applies to a school bus monitor.
Notwithstanding subsection (a)(5)(B), a school corporation or school
bus driver may not employ an individual who is less than twenty-one
(21) years of age as a school bus monitor unless the school corporation
or school bus driver does not receive a sufficient number of qualified
applicants for employment as a school bus monitor who are at least
twenty-one (21) years of age. A school corporation or school bus driver
shall maintain a record of applicants, their ages, and their qualifications
to show compliance with this subsection.
SOURCE: IC 20-27-8-4; (10)IN1147.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 20-27-8-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.82-2009,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4. An individual who is or intends to become
a school bus driver must obtain a physical examination certificate
stating that the individual possesses the physical characteristics
required by section
1(a)(7) 1(a)(6)(B) of this chapter. The certificate
shall be made by a physician who is licensed in Indiana or a state
bordering Indiana after the physician has conducted a physical
examination of the school bus driver or prospective school bus driver.
The physician shall be chosen by the school bus driver or prospective
driver, who shall pay for the examination.
SOURCE: ; (10)IN1147.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.