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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 742         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3063

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the operating of student pupil transportation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 742        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3063

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3063) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to require drivers employed by companies transporting students to submit to alcohol and drug testing.  Transportation. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3962 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the operating of student pupil transportation.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 8A ½ , of Chapter 90 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after line 31 the following paragraph:

              Upon application to obtain or retain a school pupil transport certificate , consent is implied for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing  to be administered by a licensed drug and alcohol testing facility.  All drivers who transport pupils, including but not limited to,  drivers who transport pupils to and from school, and to and from school sanctioned extracurricular events,  in any type of school pupil transport vehicle, whether transport is on behalf of public or private schools, or registered day care centers, shall first submit to an initial drug and alcohol test, and thereafter, participate in an ongoing drug and alcohol testing program which shall be provided and managed by their school transportation contractor/employer. Said drug and alcohol testing program shall be in compliance with all aspects of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations. It is mandated that the contractor/employer maintain such documentation and evidence of satisfaction of the drug and alcohol testing program as may be required, and which shall be available for inspection, by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

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