ORS 801.460¹
“School bus”

“School bus.” “School bus” means a motor vehicle that is described by any of the following:

(1) A vehicle that is marked with or displays the words “school bus.”

(2) A vehicle that is used to transport students to or from school and may be used to transport students to or from authorized school activities or functions and that is not a vehicle described by any of the following:

(a) A vehicle subject to regulation under ORS chapter 825.

(b) A vehicle regulated by a city under ORS 221.420 (Municipal regulation of public utilities).

(c) A vehicle, commonly known as a private passenger car or private passenger van, that is used by the owner of the vehicle or a relative of the owner of the vehicle for personal transportation of students to or from school or school activities and is not used for compensation except for the sharing of expenses in a ridesharing arrangement or reimbursement of mileage.

(d) A vehicle that is exempted from regulation as a school bus under ORS 820.150 (Rules and standards for exemption of certain vehicles from Oregon Vehicle Code). [1983 c.338 §84; 1985 c.16 §23; 1985 c.420 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors801.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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