An Act To Clarify Rulemaking for Transportation of Public School Students
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §5401, sub-§17, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 572, Pt. A, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §2311, as amended by PL 2007, c. 572, Pt. A, §17, is further amended to read:
§ 2311. Rules
The Commissioner of Education may adopt or amend rules consistent with this Title and in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, concerning school bus construction, equipment, operation and identification. Rules adopted pursuant to this section that concern the transportation of public preschool students are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. Should the Federal Government or the State require transportation of public preschool children, the Department of Education shall develop and adopt rules regarding such transportation, and those rules are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.