Oregon Statutes - Chapter 820 - Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles - Section 820.100 - Adoption of safety standards for construction and equipment of school vehicles; rules.

(1) The State Board of Education shall adopt and enforce such reasonable standards relating to school bus and school activity vehicle construction and school bus and school activity vehicle equipment as the board deems necessary for safe and economical operation.

(2) The State Board of Higher Education may adopt and enforce separate rules of the type described under this section for school buses and school activity vehicles that are under its jurisdiction.

(3) The State Board of Education shall adopt and enforce standards for school bus stop arms authorized by ORS 820.105.

(4) Rules adopted under this section:

(a) Must be consistent with requirements established by statute or by rule adopted under statutory authority that relate to the same subject.

(b) Shall be consistent with minimum uniform national standards, if such standards exist.

(c) May include different requirements for different classes or types of school buses or school activity vehicles.

(d) May include any exemptions determined appropriate under ORS 820.150. [1983 c.338 §747; 1985 c.16 §358; 1985 c.420 §12; 1987 c.654 §6; 1989 c.491 §71]

Note: The amendments to 820.100 by section 1, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect August 1, 2008. See section 3, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after August 1, 2008, is set forth for the userís convenience.

820.100. (1) The State Board of Education shall adopt and enforce such reasonable standards relating to school bus and school activity vehicle construction and school bus and school activity vehicle equipment as the board deems necessary for safe and economical operation, except that the board may not authorize the use of school buses manufactured before April 1, 1977.

(2) The State Board of Higher Education may adopt and enforce separate rules of the type described under this section for school buses and school activity vehicles that are under the boardís jurisdiction, except that the board may not authorize the use of school buses manufactured before April 1, 1977.

(3) The State Board of Education shall adopt and enforce standards for school bus stop arms authorized by ORS 820.105.

(4) Rules adopted under this section:

(a) Must be consistent with requirements established by statute or by rule adopted under statutory authority that relate to the same subject.

(b) Shall be consistent with minimum uniform national standards, if such standards exist.

(c) May include different requirements for different classes or types of school buses or school activity vehicles.

(d) May include any exemptions determined appropriate under ORS 820.150.

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