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Public Act 097-0896


 

Public Act 0896 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 097-0896
 
SB3487 EnrolledLRB097 19842 HEP 65118 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
29-6.3 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/29-6.3)
    Sec. 29-6.3. Transportation to and from specified
interscholastic or school-sponsored activities.
        (a) Any school district transporting students in grade
12 or below for an interscholastic, interscholastic athletic,
or school-sponsored, noncurriculum-related activity that (i)
does not require student participation as part of the
educational services of the district and (ii) is not associated
with the students' regular class-for-credit schedule or
required 5 clock hours of instruction shall transport the
students only in a school bus, a vehicle manufactured to
transport not more than 10 persons, including the driver, or a
multifunction school-activity bus manufactured to transport
not more than 15 persons, including the driver.
    (a-5) A student in any of grades 9 through 12 may be
transported in a multi-function school activity bus (MFSAB) as
defined in Section 1-148.3a-5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code for
any curriculum-related activity except for transportation on
regular bus routes from home to school or from school to home,
subject to the following conditions:
        (i) A MFSAB may not be used to transport students under
    this Section unless the driver holds a valid school bus
    driver permit.
        (ii) The use of a MFSAB under this Section is subject
    to the requirements of Sections 6-106.11, 6-106.12,
    12-707.01, 13-101, and 13-109 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (b) Any school district furnishing transportation for
students under the authority of this Section shall insure
against any loss or liability of the district resulting from
the maintenance, operation, or use of the vehicle.
    (c) Vehicles used to transport students under this Section
may claim a depreciation allowance of 20% over 5 years as
provided in Section 29-5 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-410, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Section 11-1414.1 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1414.1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1414.1)
    Sec. 11-1414.1. School transportation of students.
    (a) Every student enrolled in grade 12 or below in any
entity listed in subsection (a) of Section 1-182 of this Code
must be transported in a school bus or a vehicle described in
subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (b) of Section 1-182 of
this Code for any curriculum-related school activity, except a
student in any of grades 9 through 12 may be transported in a
multi-function school activity bus (MFSAB) as defined in
Section 1-148.3a-5 of this Code for any curriculum-related
activity except for transportation on regular bus routes from
home to school or from school to home, subject to the following
conditions:
        (i) A MFSAB may not be used to transport students under
    this Section unless the driver holds a valid school bus
    driver permit.
        (ii) The use of a MFSAB under this Section is subject
    to the requirements of Sections 6-106.11, 6-106.12,
    12-707.01, 13-101, and 13-109 of this Code.
    "Curriculum-related school activity" as used in this
subsection (a) includes transportation from home to school or
from school to home, tripper or shuttle service between school
attendance centers, transportation to a vocational or career
center or other trade-skill development site or a regional safe
school or other school-sponsored alternative learning program,
or a trip that is directly related to the regular curriculum of
a student for which he or she earns credit.
    (b) Every student enrolled in grade 12 or below in any
entity listed in subsection (a) of Section 1-182 of this Code
who is transported in a vehicle that is being operated by or
for a public or private primary or secondary school, including
any primary or secondary school operated by a religious
institution, for an interscholastic, interscholastic-athletic,
or school-sponsored, noncurriculum-related activity that (i)
does not require student participation as part of the
educational services of the entity and (ii) is not associated
with the students' regular class-for-credit schedule shall
transport students only in a school bus or vehicle described in
subsection (b) of Section 1-182 of this Code. This subsection
(b) does not apply to any second division vehicle used by an
entity listed in subsection (a) of Section 1-182 of this Code
for a parade, homecoming, or a similar noncurriculum-related
school activity.
(Source: P.A. 96-410, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/3/2012