School Bus Seat Safety Belts
Status: Pending - House Rules Committee
Date of Last Action: 03/20/2007*
Author: Coulson (R) Additional Authors: Mathias (R);Miller (D);Froehlich (D)
Summary: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2008, each school bus that is purchased new shall be equipped with seat safety belts for each passenger. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt rules to ensure that school districts require all passengers on those buses to wear seat safety belts. Provides that, except for willful or wanton misconduct, a school bus driver may not be held personally liable for the failure of passengers to wear seat safety belts.
01/23/2007 - INTRODUCED.
01/26/2007 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
01/31/2007 - To HOUSE Committee on EXECUTIVE.
02/28/2007 - Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & MOTOR VEHICLES.
03/20/2007 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & MOTOR VEHICLES: Amendment No. 1 filed.
03/20/2007 - From HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & MOTOR VEHICLES: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
03/21/2007 - In HOUSE. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/27/2007 - In HOUSE. 3rd Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended to 05/03/2007.
05/03/2007 - In HOUSE. 3rd Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended to 05/10/2007.
05/10/2007 - In HOUSE. 3rd Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended to 05/18/2007.
05/18/2007 - In HOUSE. Final Passage Deadline Extended to 05/25/2007.
05/25/2007 - Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.