CHAPTER 197

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 67

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, PERTAINING TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVER LICENSE APPLICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 2707, Subchapter 1, Chapter 27, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking Subsection 1 thereof in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

1. The applicant shall possess an operator's or chauffeur's license valid in this or any other state. Every school or school district intending to employ an out-of-state licensed bus driver, whether hired directly by the school or by contract with a private operator, shall, prior to employment be responsible for forwarding to the Director, the name, date of birth, present address, and operator's or chauffeur's license number of the prospective employee. The Director shall obtain an official copy of the driving record of said individual from the state wherein he is licensed.

The Director shall, on the basis of such driving record, determine if the applicant meets the standards required of an applicant to be licensed as a school bus driver in this State. If the applicant's driving record is satisfactory the Director shall approve his employment as a school bus driver. The Director shall make such periodic checks of each out-of-state driver's driving record as he deems necessary to assure compliance with the provision of this chapter.

It shall also be the responsibility of the employing district or school to annually furnish the Director with an official copy of the driving record of each such driver employed.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1971.

Approved July 3, 1971.