SENATE BILL 6389
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By Senators Benton, McAuliffe, Hewitt, Swecker, Roach, Morton, Haugen, Long, Stevens, McCaslin, Johnson, Snyder, Honeyford, Sheahan, Rossi, Rasmussen, Eide, Hale and Oke
Read first time 01/16/2002. Referred to Committee on Education.
AN ACT Relating to the ability to place the United States flag on school district buses; and amending RCW 46.61.380.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 46.61.380 and 1995 c 269 s 2501 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The state
superintendent of public instruction shall adopt and enforce rules not
inconsistent with the law of this state to govern the design, marking, and mode
of operation of all school buses owned and operated by any school district or
privately owned and operated under contract or otherwise with any school
district in this state for the transportation of school children. ((
(2) Placement of a flag of the United States that does not interfere with the vehicle's safe operation shall not be prohibited. The state superintendent of public instruction shall adopt and enforce rules not inconsistent with the law of this state to govern the size, placement, and display of the flag of the United States on all school buses referenced in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) Rules shall by reference be made a part of any such contract or other agreement with the school district. Every school district, its officers and employees, and every person employed under contract or otherwise by a school district is subject to such rules. It is unlawful for any officer or employee of any school district or for any person operating any school bus under contract with any school district to violate any of the provisions of such rules.
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