2000 Regular Session
By: Representatives Hamilton, Ellzey, Frierson, Maples, Pierce, Read, Rushing, Warren, Woods
House Bill 475
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-41-81, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS TO PROVIDE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) TRAINING TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS; TO AMEND SECTION 37-41-83, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL BOARDS TO EXPEND TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR CPR TRAINING; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-41-81, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-41-81. The local school boards of this state are * * * authorized and empowered: to purchase, own and operate, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the State Board of Education, motor vehicles and other equipment for the transportation of children to and from the public schools of the respective counties and school districts; to provide for the servicing, repair, care and maintenance of such county or district-owned motor vehicles; to employ drivers for the operation thereof and to provide training to such drivers in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the American Red Cross or another nationally recognized course in CPR; and to establish, erect and equip school bus shops or garages, and purchase land therefor, all under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the State Board of Education.
SECTION 2. Section 37-41-83, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-41-83. The school boards are authorized and empowered to expend the necessary amounts from the available transportation funds of the school district for the purchase of such transportation equipment, the servicing, repair and maintenance thereof, for the payment of the salaries and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training of persons employed to drive or operate such transportation equipment, and to establish, erect and equip school bus shops or garages, and purchase land therefor.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.