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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 20, 2017 02:10 PM
From: Representative Michael K. Hanna
To: All House members
Subject: Exempting certain busses and drivers
Within the next several days, I plan to introduce legislation that would amend Title 75 to exempt certain school busses that are owned and operated by schools that have power of attorney for guardianship of their students from certain general requirements. The legislation would also exempt their drivers from various aspects of the “S” endorsement.

I am introducing this legislation because there is a boy’s camp located in my district that is licensed by the Department of Human Services as a child residential and day treatment facility. In addition, they are also licensed by the Department of Education as a non-public school. This camp was founded over 20 years ago with the mission of helping troubled boys by offering an enriching, non-punitive environment that promotes problem solving, emotional support, therapeutic camping and a strong academic focus. They are a unique school because of their power of attorney status and due to the fact that the children live at the school full-time.

My legislation would simply exempt school busses and their drivers at these types of schools from some of the requirements including, strobe lights, signal arms, specific labeling, and driver instruction because they do not have bus routes or pick up students every day like a traditional school. This bill would NOT exempt the busses from any safety or mechanical inspections.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Mock via email at emock@pahouse.net or by phone at 717-772-2283.

Introduced as HB1319