HOUSE BILL NO. 4203
February 10, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Jones,
O'Malley, Allor and Roth and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
February 10, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Jones, O'Malley, Allor and Roth and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
"The pupil transportation act,"
by amending section 33 (MCL 257.1833), as amended by 2018 PA 422.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
(a) The body, cowl, hood, and fenders shall must be national school bus chrome yellow.
(b) The bumper, body trim, wheels, and lettering shall must be black. The wheel rims shall must be gray, black, white, or natural, as provided by the manufacturer.
(c) The wheel covers, if painted, shall must be black.
(d) The grill, if not chrome, shall must be national school bus chrome yellow.
(e) The mirrors, if painted, shall must be black or yellow.
(f) The name of the school district or contractor shall must be permanently affixed in black letters that are at least 6 inches high on the sides of the bus. The name of the school district or contractor shall must be permanently affixed on the front and back of the bus in black letters.
(g) The words "school bus" shall must be permanently affixed on the front and back of the bus between the overhead flashers in black letters that are at least 8 inches in height.
(h) The outside of a school bus shall must not have any other lettering, symbol, marking, or advertising, except that animal pictures, cartoon figures, and similar insignia may be affixed to the bus in a temporary manner near the entrance door, but not closer than the second window, to assist in identifying the bus route. A unique identification number may be permanently affixed on the upper corners of the back, front, or sides of the bus. A contractor shall display a USDOT number when required and in the manner required by 49 CFR parts 390 to 399.
(i) Wording for school bus roof and door emergency exits, for inside and outside the bus, shall must comply with the motor vehicle safety standards found in 49 CFR 571.217.
(j) The roof of a school bus may be white or yellow. However, no part of a school bus may be white below the drip rail above the side windows.
(k) A sticker may be affixed to the side of a school bus that reads as follows: "An unauthorized person attempting to board or boarding this school bus is subject to citation for a civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00.". A sticker affixed to a school bus under this subdivision must be affixed on the left side of the service door between the bottom of the window and the black rub rails.
(2) A bus, other than a school bus, shall must not be painted, in whole or in part, in the colors and design specified in subsection (1). This subsection does not apply to either of the following:
(a) A bus leased seasonally to transport agricultural workers to and from a field for agricultural operations.
(b) A bus certified by the state transportation department that is owned and operated by a private carrier primarily under contract with a school system that is also used for occasional charter service to the public or for school-related event transportation.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to multifunction school activity buses.
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4201 (request no. 01557'21 *) of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.