First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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    SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 421



     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; (13)SE0421.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 9-19-13-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2. An officer or employee of a school corporation who:
        (1) violates any of the rules, including those 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; (13)SE0421.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-19-13-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: 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 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; (13)SE0421.1.3. -->     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, 2013]: 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; (13)SE0421.1.4. -->     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, 2013]: Sec. 6.5. The committee shall adopt and enforce rules under IC 4-22-2 to require that a school bus driver operating a school bus do the following at least one (1) time each semester:
        (1) If the school bus 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 on the proper fastening of the safety belt about the passenger's body.
        (2) Conduct a school bus passenger evacuation drill.

SOURCE: IC 20-27-4-9; (13)SE0421.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 20-27-4-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 9. (a) This section does not apply to the purchase of a special purpose bus.
    (b) Before a school corporation may purchase a school bus that is equipped with safety belts, the governing body must conduct a public hearing to explain why the governing body is purchasing the school bus equipped with safety belts rather than using the purchase money for other student safety measures in the school corporation.


SEA 421 _ Concur

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