AN ACT TO PERMIT THE REPLACEMENT OF SCHOOL BUSES AFTER 15 YEARS AND TO ELIMINATE THE CAP ON SCHOOL BUSES THAT CAN BE REPLACED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.
Amends GS 115C-249 to provide that a school bus will not be eligible for replacement based on mileage until it is 15 years old (previously 20 years old). Provides that a school bus that is fewer than 10 years old (previously 15 years old) is not eligible for replacement before reaching 300,000 miles. Removes the 30 bus cap on the replacement of buses each year due to safety concerns or mechanical or structural problems.
Effective July 1, 2019.