Under existing law, the State Board of Education is responsible for prescribing rules regarding the transportation of students
This bill would require the board to prescribe a rule mandating the presence of a second adult on each school bus during the transportation of pupils to and from school or school-related activities
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To amend Section 16-27-1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the transportation of public school students; to require the presence of a second adult on a school bus when children are present; and in connection therewith to have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|February 19, 2013||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Education Policy|
|Bill Text||HB291 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|