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H.R. 3703: No School Bus Drivers with DUIs Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 7, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3703

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To prohibit the employment of school bus drivers with serious moving violations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No School Bus Drivers with DUIs Act.

2.

Prohibited employment of school bus drivers with serious moving violations

(a)

In general

Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

8549D.

Prohibited employment of school bus drivers with serious moving violations

(a)

In general

No State, State educational agency, or local educational agency that receives funds made available by this Act may employ an individual as a school bus driver if that individual has been convicted of, or pled guilty to, drunk driving or a driving violation that is a felony under State law.

(b)

Prohibition

The Secretary shall not have the authority to mandate, direct, or control the specific measures adopted by a State, State educational agency, or local educational agency pursuant to this section.

(c)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a State, State educational agency, or local education agency from adopting a law, regulation, or policy that provides greater or additional protections prohibiting the employment of a school employee, contractor, or agent.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

The table of contents in section 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is amended by inserting after the item related to section 8549C the following:

Sec. 8549D. Prohibited employment of school bus drivers with serious moving violations.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.