House File 2019 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2019 BY SALMON A BILL FOR An Act establishing a conditional exception to pre-use 1 inspection requirements for new school buses. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5140YH (6) 88 kh/jh
H.F. 2019 Section 1. Section 285.8, subsection 4, Code 2020, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 4. Inspect or cause to be inspected all vehicles used 3 as school buses to transport school children to determine 4 if such vehicles meet all legal and established standards 5 of construction and can be operated with safety, comfort, 6 and economy. When it is determined that further use of such 7 vehicles is dangerous to the pupils transported and to the 8 safety and welfare of the traveling public, the department of 9 education shall order such vehicle to be withdrawn from further 10 use on a specified date. School buses which do not conform to 11 the requirements of the department of education may be issued a 12 temporary certificate of operation provided that such school 13 buses can be operated with safety, and provided further that no 14 such certificate shall be issued for a period in excess of one 15 year. All equipment can be required to be altered, or safety 16 equipment added in order to make vehicles reasonably safe for 17 operation. New buses after initial inspection and approval , 18 or that are exempt from pre-use inspection pursuant to section 19 321.374, subsection 2, shall be issued a seal of inspection. 20 After each annual inspection a seal of inspection and approval 21 shall be issued. Said seals shall be mounted on the lower 22 right hand corner of the windshield. 23 Sec. 2. Section 321.374, Code 2020, is amended to read as 24 follows: 25 321.374 Inspection —— seal of approval. 26 1. No Except as provided in subsection 2, a vehicle 27 shall not be put into service as a school bus until it is 28 given an original inspection to determine if it meets all 29 legal and established uniform standards of construction for 30 the protection of the health and safety of children to be 31 transported. Vehicles which that are approved or which meet 32 the requirements of subsection 2 shall be issued a seal of 33 approval by the director of the department of education. 34 All vehicles used as school buses shall be given a safety 35 -1- LSB 5140YH (6) 88 kh/jh 1/ 2
H.F. 2019 inspection at least once a year. Buses passing the inspection 1 shall be issued an inspection seal of approval by the 2 director of the department of education. The seal of original 3 inspection and the annual seal of inspection shall be affixed 4 to the lower right hand corner of the windshield. 5 2. If a “dealer” , as defined in section 321.1, sells a 6 new vehicle to be used as a school bus to a school or school 7 district and provides to the school or school district an 8 affidavit certifying that the new vehicle complies with the 9 minimum requirements of section 321.373, the new vehicle is 10 exempt from pre-use inspection requirements conducted under 11 rules adopted by the state board of education in accordance 12 with section 285.8 or this subsection. 13 EXPLANATION 14 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 15 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 16 This bill exempts a new vehicle that is sold to be used 17 as a school bus from pre-use inspections conducted under 18 Code section 321.374 and rules adopted by the state board of 19 education if the dealer who sells the new vehicle provides 20 to the school or school district purchasing the vehicle an 21 affidavit certifying that the new vehicle complies with minimum 22 safety standards and requirements set forth under Code section 23 321.373. 24 -2- LSB 5140YH (6) 88 kh/jh 2/ 2