§ 31-22-11. Inspection of school buses.
(a) The division of motor vehicles shall inspect or cause to be inspected all school buses used for the transportation of school children as defined in § 31-1-3(z) at least twice throughout the year. Both of the inspections are to be done at a state certified facility on a semiannual scheduled basis. These inspections will be known as tear down inspections that will include pulling wheels at least once each year if the school bus is equipped with drum brakes and any other work deemed necessary by the state employed or state certified inspectors. Reports of the inspections shall be made in writing and shall be filed with the inspection division of the department of revenue, and the reports shall be available at no cost for public inspection during usual business hours of the division. In the event that a school bus does not pass an inspection and a re-inspection is required, the division of motor vehicles shall impose a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each re-inspection.
(b) Upon receipt of the report, the inspection division shall immediately forward a copy to the registered owner and to the superintendent and school committee of the school district for which the school bus transports children.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 33, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 31-22-11; P.L. 1968, ch. 198, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 1972, ch. 297, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 248, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 268, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 344, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 286, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 6, § 16; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 18; P.L. 2008, ch. 145, § 18; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 21, § 14.)