CHAPTER 292

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 502

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO REGULATE THE RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS WITH SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 29, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding the following section:

"§2907. Renewal of Transportation Contracts

(a) When a transportation contract is due to expire, a renewal of the contract shall be first offered to the school bus contractor who is party to the expiring contract. In the event that this contractor does not wish to renew the contract, said contract shall be offered to the rest of the school bus contractors in that area.

(b) If no school bus contractors accept said contract, new contractors shall be solicited by the department or agency responsible for the transportation of public and non-public school pupils; provided, however, that if no new contractors can be found the department or agency shall furnish the transportation previously afforded under the expiring contract."

Approved June 27, 1980.