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Act 187 of 1990

***** 257.1859 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11, 2021: See 257.1859.amended *****

257.1859 Persons eligible for transportation; applicability of subsection (1); limitation as to seating; violation as civil infraction; fine; processing.

Sec. 59.

  (1) A driver of a school bus shall not transport or permit to be transported on a school bus while transporting pupils to and from school a person other than pupils, persons enrolled in a school-sponsored preschool program authorized by state or federal statute, teachers or chaperons of the pupils or other persons authorized by the school for the protection of property or the health, safety, and welfare of the pupils or persons attending other school related functions, or both. This subsection shall not apply during the transportation of persons under section 65.

  (2) After the fourth Friday following Labor day of each school year a school bus shall not be used to transport more than 100% of the number of persons for which the school bus has a rated seating capacity.

  (3) A person who violates or directs a violation of this section is responsible for a civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $100.00. A civil infraction under this subsection shall be processed in the same manner as a civil infraction under the Michigan vehicle code, Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, being sections 257.1 to 257.923 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

History: 1990, Act 187, Eff. Aug. 15, 1990 ;– Am. 1996, Act 170, Imd. Eff. Apr. 18, 1996