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2017 House Bill 4054: Mandate enhanced school bus tail lights

Public Act 233 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on January 18, 2017
To mandate enhanced lighting at the top and bottom of the rear of school buses, and flashing messages that say, "caution," "stopping," "stop" and "do not pass" as the bus slows to pick up or drop off children.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on January 18, 2017
Reported in the House on June 6, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on June 13, 2017
To require new school buses to have seat belts for each seat.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Pam Faris (D) on June 13, 2017
To appropriate $3 million to give to a low income school district to buy the proposed signs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2017
Passed 101 to 6 in the House on June 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow but not require enhanced lighting at the top and bottom of the rear of school buses, and flashing messages that say, "caution," "stopping," "stop" and "do not pass" as the bus slows to pick up or drop off children.
Received in the Senate on June 21, 2017
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on June 21, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 28, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To allow but not require enhanced lighting at the top and bottom of the rear of school buses, and flashing messages that say, "caution," "stopping," "stop" and "do not pass" as the bus slows to pick up or drop off children.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2017

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