§ 31-22-11.1. Enforcement of inspections of school buses.
(a) Failure of a school bus to appear for a scheduled inspection shall result in that school bus registration being immediately suspended. Notification of the failure to appear and the suspension order shall be sent to the registered owner and to the superintendent and the school committee of the district for which the bus transports children.
(b) Failure of a school bus to pass any inspection shall result in written notice to the registered owner to bring the bus into compliance within five (5) days or face suspension of the school bus registration. Notification of the failure of the bus to pass inspection shall also be sent to the superintendent and the school department for which the bus transports children.
(c) The suspensions shall remain in effect until the time that the bus passes inspection. No school bus will be used to transport children after failing an inspection until the time it is brought into compliance and passes inspection. Notification that a bus has passed inspection shall be sent to the registered owner, the school superintendent, and the school committee for which the bus transports children.
(d) The division of motor vehicles is authorized to enact such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary to enforce this section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 344, § 2.)