H.R.2160 - BUS Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 04/26/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2160 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/26/2017)
Best to Use Safety Belts Act of 2017 or the BUS Act of 2017
This bill prohibits a person from manufacturing for sale, selling, introducing into interstate commerce, or importing into the United States a school bus that is not equipped with lap and shoulder belts for each passenger. A violation of this requirement shall be treated as a violation of a federal motor vehicle safety standard.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) shall establish a program to provide school buses with seat belts and other safety features, under which DOT may make a competitive grant to a state educational agency and a local educational agency to: (1) retrofit a school bus with seat belts, or (2) make another safety upgrade to a school bus that demonstrably decreases the risk of injury or death to students in the event of an impact or rollover.