SECTION 1. Section 7B of chapter 90, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth paragraph, the following paragraph:-
Every school bus having seating accommodations for more than 16 school pupils and operated on the ways of the commonwealth, shall be equipped with passenger restraint systems that meet the minimum requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 222, including lap-shoulder belts. Persons or entities that seek to sell, lease or otherwise operate such school buses in the commonwealth shall bear the cost of installing said passenger restraint systems.
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