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S.65

Introduced by Senator Crowley of Rutland County

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject: Motor vehicles; school bus; passing; liability; presumptions

Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to provide, in cases where a school bus has been illegally passed by a driver who has not been identified, that it shall be prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle was driving.

AN ACT RELATING TO ILLEGALLY PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. 1075(c) is added to read:

(c) When the operator of a vehicle who has passed a school bus in violation of this section cannot be identified, it shall be prima facie evidence that the operator was the registered owner of the vehicle.