School buses; requirement of safety belts. (HB2903)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


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, 2008, 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 school bus driver, wear belts or harnesses or both whenever the bus is in motion. Amends § 22.1-177, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072619512
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education