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House Bill 1339

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1339 (Updated April 29, 2009 5:06 pm - DI 71)

Child restraint systems; special purpose buses. Repeals and revises the child restraint system law to eliminate certain exceptions for drivers from outside Indiana. Revises the definition of antique motor vehicle for purposes of the child restraint system law to include only motor vehicles that were manufactured without a safety belt as a part of the original manufacturer's equipment. Revises the definition of school bus for purposes of the child restraint system law. Specifies that a person may not be found to have violated the child restraint system law if the person presents a certificate issued by a physician, physician's assistant, or advanced practice nurse stating that it would be impractical to require that a child be fastened and restrained by a child restraint system because of a physical condition, including physical deformity, or a medical condition. Requires the department of education by September 1, 2009, to develop and implement a plan to promote safe driving practices for drivers of special purpose buses. Requires the operator of a special purpose bus with a capacity of less than 16 passengers to: (1) hold a valid operator's, chauffeur's, public passenger chauffeur's, or commercial driver's license; and (2) meet certain requirements for a school bus driver.
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