ORS 820.100¹
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 (School bus stop arms).

(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 (Rules for exemption of certain vehicles from Oregon Vehicle Code). [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 (Adoption of safety standards for construction and equipment of school vehicles) 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 user’s convenience.

820.100 (Adoption of safety standards for construction and equipment of school vehicles). (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 board’s 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 (School bus stop arms).

(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 (Rules for exemption of certain vehicles from Oregon Vehicle Code).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 820—Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors820.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 820, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­820ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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