2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 21 - Transportation
49-6-2117 - Prohibition against employing or permitting driver convicted of violations.

49-6-2117. Prohibition against employing or permitting driver convicted of violations.

(a)  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no private school, as defined in § 49-6-3001, or church related school, as defined in § 49-50-801(a), shall employ or permit a person to drive a school bus in this state who, within five (5) years of the person's application to be employed or serve as a school bus driver, has been convicted in this state, or in any other jurisdiction pursuant to a law prohibiting the same conduct, of a violation of any of the following:

     (1)  Driving under the influence of an intoxicant as prohibited by § 55-10-401;

     (2)  Vehicular assault as prohibited by § 39-13-106;

     (3)  Vehicular homicide as prohibited by § 39-13-213(a)(2);

     (4)  Aggravated vehicular homicide as prohibited by § 39-13-218; or

     (5)  Manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a controlled substance as prohibited by § 39-17-417.

(b)  It shall be the responsibility of the private school or church related school to determine whether any person employed by the school to drive a school bus is in compliance with this section.

[Acts 2002, ch. 820, § 2.]  

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