Maine Revised Statutes

§2301. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]

1. Private school.  "Private school" has the same meaning as in Title 20-A, section 1, subsection 22.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
1-A. Allowable alternative vehicle.  "Allowable alternative vehicle" means a vehicle that:
A. Is designed to carry 10 or more people, including the driver; [2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW).]
B. Meets all the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards of 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 571 or as subsequently amended, that are applicable to school buses, except for those provisions pertaining to lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 571.108 and those provisions pertaining to school bus pedestrian safety devices in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 571.131; [2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW).]
C. Meets all the provisions of this Title pertaining to school buses, except for section 2302, subsection 1, paragraphs A to E and G and H; section 2304, subsection 1, paragraphs A to C and E; and section 2308; and [2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW).]
D. Is operated by a full-service transportation provider or urban fixed-route transit provider. [2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW) .]
1-B. Full service transportation provider.  "Full service transportation provider" has the same meaning as defined in rules adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to transportation services for health care providers.
[ 2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
2. Private school activity bus.  "Private school activity bus" means a privately owned motor vehicle with a carrying capacity of 10 to 15 passengers that is not operated with public funds and that is used by a private school to transport students other than to and from home and school.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. School.  "School," as used in this subchapter, means an institution or facility for the teaching of children or for the custodial care of children, whether public or private, which is regularly attended by such children.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. School-age persons.  "School-age persons" means all children up to the age of 18 years and persons 18 years and older who are enrolled in a state-approved program of primary or secondary education, as defined in Title 20-A.
[ 1995, c. 395, Pt. G, §8 (AMD); 1995, c. 395, Pt. G, §20 (AFF) .]
5. School bus.  "School bus" means a:
A. School bus CMV; or [2007, c. 383, §24 (NEW).]
B. School bus non-CMV. [2007, c. 383, §24 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 383, §24 (AMD) .]
5-A. School bus CMV.   "School bus CMV" means a commercial motor vehicle used to transport preprimary, primary or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home or to and from school-sponsored events. "School bus CMV" does not include a bus used as a common carrier or a private school activity bus.
[ 2007, c. 383, §25 (NEW) .]
5-B. School bus non-CMV.   "School bus non-CMV" means a noncommercial motor vehicle designed to carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver, but less than 16 passengers, including the driver, and used to transport students from home to school, from school to home or to and from school-related events. "School bus non-CMV" does not include a private motor vehicle used to transport members of the owner's household or a private school activity bus.
[ 2007, c. 383, §26 (NEW) .]
6. Urban fixed-route transit provider.  "Urban fixed-route transit provider" means a transit district or a regional transportation corporation, as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, that provides public transportation within one or more municipalities on prescribed routes at prescribed times.
[ 2003, c. 293, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 395, §G8 (AMD). 1995, c. 395, §G20 (AFF). 2003, c. 293, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2005, c. 433, §20 (AMD). 2005, c. 433, §28 (AFF). 2007, c. 383, §§24-26 (AMD).

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