Public Act 90-0108
SB31 Enrolled LRB9000026THkb
AN ACT relating to school buses, amending named Acts.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 15. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
adding Section 12-807.2 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/12-807.2 new)
Sec. 12-807.2. Crossing control arms.
(a) No Type I or Type II school bus may be operated or
used as a school bus within this State after December 31,
1999 unless that bus is equipped with a crossing control arm
on the front of the bus that conforms to equipment and
installation standards that the Department of Transportation
shall promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
(b) If a Type I or Type II school bus is manufactured
after December 31, 1997, that bus shall not be sold for use
as, or purchased for the use as, or used as a school bus
within this State unless that bus is equipped with a crossing
control arm that is installed on the front of the bus by the
original bus body manufacturer and that conforms to equipment
and installation standards that the Department shall
promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
(c) A crossing control arm meeting standards promulgated
by the Department under this Section shall be designed to
swing out from the front of a school bus when the bus stops
and opens its doors while school children enter or exit the
bus, as prescribed in rules promulgated by the State Board of
(d) This Section does not apply to the temporary
operation in this State of a school bus that is legally
registered in another state and is displaying valid
registration plates of that state if (i) the bus is not
operated in Illinois on a regular basis, and (ii) the bus is
being operated in Illinois in connection with a cultural,
tourist, athletic, or similar activity that is sponsored by
one or more schools located outside of Illinois for the
benefit of their enrolled students who are being transported
to or from that activity.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July