Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2301, sub-§1-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §2310, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
A bus may be used for school activities other than conveying students to and from home and school if:
Sec. 3. 29-A MRSA §2452, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is amended to read:
This amendment replaces the bill. It allows multifunction school activity buses to be used for the transportation of students for school activities, other than conveying them to and from home and school, in order to provide a means of transporting students without the buses' having to adhere to certain requirements of school buses, such as a system of stop arms, the use of warning lamps and the use of national school bus yellow paint. This amendment limits the carrying capacity of a multifunction school activity bus to 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver, requires the operator to have the appropriate school bus endorsement for the number of passengers and gross vehicle weight rating and defines the term "multifunction school activity bus." This amendment requires a multifunction school activity bus to have markings indicating that students are aboard, the school district or administrative unit associated with the multifunction school activity bus and the location of emergency exits. This amendment also provides that an operator of a multifunction school activity bus who is convicted of an OUI while operating a multifunction school activity bus will have that operator's school bus operator endorsement permanently revoked. Lastly, this amendment requires that a multifunction school activity bus meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards of 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 571 pertaining to this subcategory of buses.