Act 256 of 2007 amended Ark. Code Ann. § 27–23–110(a)(11) by changing the fee structure and eliminating the “S” restriction as it applies to school bus drivers.
Anyone renewing a license or issued a new license after August 1, 2007, to drive a school bus, must pay the $20.00 application fee and take the tests for the “P” endorsement and “S” endorsement and pay a $41.00 license fee to obtain a class B CDL. This will allow the driver to operate any vehicle that falls under the class B. category. This act aligns Arkansas law with the “S” endorsement which was put into effect in 2005 by the Federal Government.