Senate Amendment to House File 499 H-1257 Amend House File 499, as passed by the House, as follows: 1 1. By striking everything after the enacting clause and 2 inserting: 3 < Section 1. Section 321.1, subsection 69, paragraph d, Code 4 2019, is amended to read as follows: 5 d. Designed New or used motor vehicles designed to carry 6 not more than nine persons as passengers , including the driver, 7 or used passenger vans designed to carry not more than twelve 8 persons as passengers, including the driver , either school 9 owned or privately owned, which are used to transport pupils 10 to activity events in which the pupils are participants or 11 used to transport pupils to their homes in case of illness or 12 other emergency situations. The vehicles operated under the 13 provisions of this paragraph shall be operated by employees of 14 the school district who are specifically approved by the local 15 superintendent of schools for the assignment. 16 Sec. 2. Section 321.373, subsection 3, Code 2019, is amended 17 to read as follows: 18 3. a. The rules prescribed for school buses shall include 19 special rules for passenger automobiles, and other vehicles 20 designed to carry eight or fewer pupils, when used as school 21 buses. 22 b. The rules shall allow pickups designed to carry nine 23 passengers or less, including the driver, and weighing ten 24 thousand pounds or less, to be used as school buses if the 25 pickup does not carry more passengers than there are safety 26 belts or safety harnesses in the pickup as installed by the 27 manufacturer and if the pickup is not operated while any 28 passenger is present in the bed of the pickup. The operator 29 of the pickup shall comply with the qualification, licensing, 30 and instruction requirements set forth in sections 321.375 and 31 321.376, other than the requirement to obtain a commercial 32 driver’s license. However, the rules shall allow the board of 33 directors of a school district to prohibit the use of pickups 34 as school buses by the school district. 35 -1- HF499.2236.S (1) 88 mb 1/ 2 #1.
c. The rules shall allow used passenger vans designed to 1 carry twelve or fewer passengers, including the driver, and 2 weighing ten thousand pounds or less, to be used as school 3 buses if the van does not carry more passengers than there are 4 safety belts or safety harnesses in the van as installed by 5 the manufacturer. The operator of the van shall comply with 6 the qualification, licensing, and instruction requirements set 7 forth in sections 321.375 and 321.376. 8 d. A pickup or passenger van operated pursuant to rules 9 described in paragraph “b” or “c” is subject to the limitations 10 set forth in section 321.1, subsection 69, paragraph “d” . > 11 2. Title page, by striking lines 1 and 2 and inserting < An 12 Act allowing certain vans and pickups to be used to transport 13 pupils to activity events or from school to home in emergency 14 situations. > 15 -2- HF499.2236.S (1) 88 mb 2/ 2