October 08, 2019, Introduced by Reps. VanWoerkom, Manoogian, Tyrone Carter, Rendon, Paquette, LaFave, O'Malley and Jones and referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

A bill to amend 1990 PA 187, entitled

"The pupil transportation act,"

(MCL 257.1801 to 257.1877) by adding section 20.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 20. (1) A school bus may be equipped with a stop-arm camera system in accordance with this section.

(2) A school may do either of the following:

(a) Install and operate a stop-arm camera system on a school bus.

(b) Enter into a contract with a private vendor to install and operate a stop-arm camera system on a school bus.

(3) As used in this section, "stop-arm camera system" means a system of 2 or more cameras affixed to a school bus that meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Is synchronized to automatically record video or 1 or more sequenced photographs of a vehicle failing to stop for a school bus or passing a school bus in violation of section 682(1) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.682.

(b) Is capable of capturing images of all of the following:

(i) The vehicle.

(ii) The registration plate on the rear of the vehicle.

(iii) A distance of not less than 200 feet in front of the school bus.

(c) Records the date, time, and location on an image produced by the system.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5041 (request no. 02239'19) of the 100th Legislature is enacted into law.