School buses; requiring safety belts. (HB84)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safety belts in school buses. Requires school buses purchased by, or for use by, any school or school division on or after January 1, 2007, to be equipped with safety belts or safety belts and shoulder harnesses of types approved by the Superintendent of State Police. The Board of Education must adopt policies, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that all passengers, including the driver, wear these belts or harnesses or both whenever the bus is in motion. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063399512
12/16/2005Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2006Left in Education