Bill Text: IL SB2164 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that provisions restricting the transportation of students to certain vehicles does not apply to any motor vehicle of the first division or the second division while that vehicle is being operated by specified entities for the purpose of transporting students to or from any agrarian-related school activity. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2021-08-20 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0544 [SB2164 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 11-1414.1 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/11-1414.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1414.1)
7 Sec. 11-1414.1. School transportation of students.
8 (a) Every student enrolled in grade 12 or below in any
9entity listed in subsection (a) of Section 1-182 of this Code
10must be transported in a school bus or a vehicle described in
11subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (b) of Section 1-182 of
12this Code for any curriculum-related school activity, except a
13student in any of grades 9 through 12 or a student in any of
14grades K through 12 with an Individualized Education Plan
15(IEP) with a staff to student ratio of 1 to 5, and attending
16Acacia Academy, Alexander Leigh, Marklund, Helping Hands
17Center, Connections Organization, Soaring Eagle Academy, or
18New Horizon Academy may be transported in a multi-function
19school activity bus (MFSAB) as defined in Section 1-148.3a-5
20of this Code for any curriculum-related activity except for
21transportation on regular bus routes from home to school or
22from school to home, subject to the following conditions:
23 (i) A MFSAB may not be used to transport students

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1 under this Section unless the driver holds a valid school
2 bus driver permit.
3 (ii) The use of a MFSAB under this Section is subject
4 to the requirements of Sections 6-106.11, 6-106.12,
5 12-707.01, 13-101, and 13-109 of this Code.
6 "Curriculum-related school activity" as used in this
7subsection (a) includes transportation from home to school or
8from school to home, tripper or shuttle service between school
9attendance centers, transportation to a vocational or career
10center or other trade-skill development site or a regional
11safe school or other school-sponsored alternative learning
12program, or a trip that is directly related to the regular
13curriculum of a student for which he or she earns credit.
14 (b) Every student enrolled in grade 12 or below in any
15entity listed in subsection (a) of Section 1-182 of this Code
16who is transported in a vehicle that is being operated by or
17for a public or private primary or secondary school, including
18any primary or secondary school operated by a religious
19institution, for an interscholastic,
20interscholastic-athletic, or school-sponsored,
21noncurriculum-related activity that (i) does not require
22student participation as part of the educational services of
23the entity and (ii) is not associated with the students'
24regular class-for-credit schedule shall transport students
25only in a school bus or vehicle described in subsection (b) of
26Section 1-182 of this Code. A student participating in an

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1agrarian-related activity may also be transported in a second
2division pick-up truck registered under paragraph 7 of
3subsection (b) of Section 3-808.1. For purposes of this
4subsection, "pick-up truck" means a truck weighing 12,000
5pounds or less with an enclosed cabin that can seat up to 6
6passengers with seatbelts, including the driver, and an open
7cargo area. This subsection (b) does not apply to any second
8division vehicle used by an entity listed in subsection (a) of
9Section 1-182 of this Code for a parade, homecoming, or a
10similar noncurriculum-related school activity.
11(Source: P.A. 99-888, eff. 1-1-17; 100-667, eff. 1-1-19.)
12 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.