2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-557 - Injury to children being transported to school.


CT Gen Stat § 52-557 (2012) What's This?

In any action brought by any person for personal injuries received while being transported to or from school in a vehicle owned, leased or hired by, or operated under contract with, any town, school district or other municipality, it shall be no defense that such transportation is in the line of governmental duty or is mandated by the state. In any such action brought against any town, school district or other municipality, the defense of sovereign immunity shall not be available and it shall be no defense that the transportation was being provided by an independent contractor.

(1949 Rev., S. 8298; P.A. 00-133.)

History: P.A. 00-133 barred the defense that the transportation is mandated by the state and the defense of sovereign immunity.

See Sec. 52-557c re standard of care applicable to school bus owners and operators.

Cited. 42 CA 624.

Cited. 41 CS 402. Cited. 44 CS 527. Section eliminates defense of governmental immunity for personal injuries student received due to harassment on school bus. 52 CS 42; judgment affirmed, see 129 CA 682.

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