Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, if the employer of a school bus driver reporting to work has a substantiated reason to suspect that the driver is under the influence of alcohol, the employer may require the driver to submit to testing for alcohol at a licensed testing facility before he or she is allowed to drive a school bus. Provides that the employer shall immediately notify the Secretary of State if the school bus driver refuses to submit to the testing or tests positive for the presence of alcohol or other drugs or intoxicating compounds.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, if an employer has reasonable suspicion to believe that a school bus driver is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicating compounds, the employer may require the driver to undergo testing at a licensed testing facility before driving a school bus. Requires that the employer's reasonable suspicion be based on specific, contemporaneous observations of the appearance, behavior, speech, or body odors of the driver. Provides that the employer shall report the driver to the Secretary of State if the driver refuses testing or submits to testing that reveals the presence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicating compounds. Provides that the Secretary shall cancel the school bus driver permit of a driver who refuses testing or tests positive for the presence of alcohol drugs or intoxicating compounds. Provides that a driver whose school bus driver permit has been cancelled under the provision may not reapply for a permit until 3 years later. Sets reporting requirements for the employer.