Introduced by Representatives Hosford of Waitsfield, Adams of Hartland, Bohi of Hartford, Chen of Mendon, Edwards of Brattleboro, Errecart of Shelburne, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Kainen of Hartford, Kiss of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Martin of Springfield, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Minter of Waterbury, Niquette of Colchester, Pellett of Chester and Sharpe of Bristol
Subject: Motor vehicles; school buses; idling
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to prohibit the operator of a school bus from idling the engine while waiting for children to board at a school.
AN ACT RELATING TO IDLING SCHOOL BUS ENGINES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. § 1282(f) is added to read:
(f) The operator of a school bus shall not idle the engine while waiting for children to board the vehicle at a school and may start the engine only when leaving the school premises. To provide for the safety of the schoolchildren and the school bus operator, the secretary of natural resources shall adopt a rule which grants exceptions to the provisions of this subsection during cold weather.
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