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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2707, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND PUBLIC PASSENGER CARRYING VEHICLES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2707, Title 21, Delaware Code is amended to read as follows:

§ 2707. Requirements for drivers of school buses and public passenger carrying vehicles

(a) No person under 21 years of age whether licensed under this chapter or not, shall drive a motor vehicle while such vehicle is in use as a school bus or as a public passenger carrying conveyance.

(b) All school bus drivers employed by the State Board of Education or by any public school district or by any contractor operating buses under contract with the State Board of Education or any public school district shall, prior to employment, be required to pass a physical examination which shall be prescribed by the State Board of Education and shall also be required to pass a physical examination every two years during the term of employment. The physical examination required by this section shall be conducted by the State Board of Health or by a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State.

(c) Substitute drivers hired by a contractor after September 1, of any year, to replace a regular driver of said contractor shall be given seven calendar days in which to comply with the requirements of Section 1 of this Act.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective September 1, 1961.

Approved June 23, 1961.