Bill Text: NJ A1751 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes use of electric school buses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-09 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee [A1751 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A1751-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 1751

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Assemblyman  TIM EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Authorizes use of electric school buses.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act concerning school buses and supplementing Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.   A school bus that uses electric power, instead of or in combination with a conventional fuel, may be operated.

     b.    The maximum overall width of an electric school bus shall not exceed 102 inches, excluding accessories.

     c.     As used in this section:

     "Conventional fuel" means gasoline or diesel fuel.

     "Electric school bus" means a school bus, as defined in R.S.39:1-1, charged and powered solely by electricity.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill authorizes the use of electric school buses, with a maximum width of 102 inches, excluding accessories.  Current regulations restrict the width of all school buses to 96 inches, excluding accessories.  The increased permissible width set forth in the bill would apply to electric school buses exclusively, and not those powered by conventional fuel or a combination of power sources.

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