Senator† JOSEPH A. LAGANA
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Senator† PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Senators Corrado, Holzapfel, Singer and Ruiz
†††† Requires employing board of education or school bus contractor, within 24 hours of notification that school bus driverís license is suspended or revoked, to verify to DOE that driver is no longer operating school bus.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
†††† As introduced.
An Act concerning school bus drivers and supplementing chapter 39 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
†††† 1.††† If a board of education or a contractor that provides pupil transportation services under contract with a board of education is notified by the Department of Education that a school bus driver employed by the board or contractor has had his bus driverís license suspended or revoked, the employing board of education or contractor, within 24 hours of the notification, shall provide a statement to the department verifying that the school bus driver no longer operates a school bus for the board or contractor.
†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.
†††† Under current practice, the Department of Education is notified by the Motor Vehicle Commission of school bus drivers who have had their driving privileges suspended or revoked.† The department provides this information to the appropriate boards of education or school bus contractors that employ the drivers.† This bill would require the boards of education and school bus contractors to provide the department with a statement within 24 hours of the notification of the suspension or revocation, verifying that the school bus driver no longer operates a school bus for the board or contractor.