2021 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 21 - Transportation
§ 49-6-2117. Prohibition Against Nonpublic Schools Employing or Permitting Driver Convicted of Violations

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-6-2117 (2021)
  1. 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;

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

    6. Manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a controlled substance analogue as prohibited by § 39-17-454.

  2. 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.
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