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S.199

Introduced by   Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Giard of Addison District and Senator Lyons of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us