ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-116

Date Created : 05/03/2007


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
Modification of “School Bus” Definition

Regulatory Authority:
Act 999 of 2007

Contact Person:
Doug Eaton

Phone Number:
501 682-4261


Act 999 of 2007 amended Arkansas Code Annotated 6-19-110, 6-19-117, 6-19-119 and 27-49-219 by clarifying the definition of a school bus. The clarification aligns the state definition of a school bus with the Federal definition. It further goes on to exempt any motor vehicles designed to carry more than 25 passengers if the vehicles are used solely for transporting students to or from school sponsored activities but not used to transport students on any scheduled school bus route. The definition and exemption apply to both public or governmental agency vehicles and vehicles privately owned and operated for compensation.

The act further removes the requirement to establish a reasonable life cycle replacement policy. Appropriate rules will be amended to reflect this change


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