February 1, 2011





SENATE BILL No. 406

_____


DIGEST OF SB 406 (Updated January 27, 2011 9:25 am - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 9-19; IC 20-27.

Synopsis: School buses. Requires the state school bus committee (committee) to have a regular meeting once each quarter (current law requires a meeting each month). Requires the committee to adopt and enforce rules to require that a person operating a school bus equipped with safety belts provide instruction to the passengers on the school bus at least one time a semester on the proper fastening of the safety belt about the passenger's body and to conduct an emergency passenger evacuation drill at least one time a semester. Provides that the failure to provide the instruction or conduct the drill subjects: (1) an employee of a school corporation to removal from employment; and (2) a person operating a school bus under contract to cancellation of the contract.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Rogers , Kruse




    January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 31, 2011, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 1, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

SENATE BILL No. 406



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

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

SOURCE: IC 9-19-13-2; (11)SB0406.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-19-13-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 2. An officer or employee of a school corporation who:
        (1) violates any of the rules, including those adopted as required by IC 20-27-3-6.5, adopted by the state school bus committee concerning the design and operation of school buses; or
        (2) fails to include an obligation to comply with those rules in a contract executed by the officer or employee on behalf of a school corporation;
is guilty of misconduct and subject to removal from office or employment.
SOURCE: IC 9-19-13-3; (11)SB0406.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-19-13-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 3. A person operating a school bus under contract with a school corporation who fails to comply with any of the rules, including those adopted as required by IC 20-27-3-6.5, adopted by the state school bus committee concerning

the design and operation of school buses is guilty of breach of contract. The contract may be canceled after notice and hearing by responsible officers of the school corporation.

SOURCE: IC 20-27-3-3; (11)SB0406.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-27-3-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 11, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 3. (a) The committee:
        (1) shall hold one (1) regular meeting each month; quarter; and
        (2) may hold special meetings as the chairperson considers necessary.
    (b) Four (4) voting members of the committee constitute a quorum for the transaction of official business.
SOURCE: IC 20-27-3-6.5; (11)SB0406.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-27-3-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 6.5. (a) The committee shall adopt and enforce rules under IC 4-22-2 to require that a person operating a school bus that is equipped with safety belts meeting the standards set forth in IC 9-19-10-2 provide instruction to the passengers on the school bus at least one (1) time a semester on the proper fastening of the safety belt about the passenger's body.
     (b) The committee shall adopt and enforce rules under IC 4-22-2 to require that a person operating a school bus conduct a school bus passenger evacuation drill at least one (1) time a semester.