An Act To Increase the Penalties for Illegally Passing a School Bus
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2308, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
This bill increases the penalties for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. The new penalties are:
1. A $500 fine and a suspension of a driver's license for not more than 30 days for the first offense; and
2. A fine of not less than $1,000 and a suspension of a driver's license for not less than 30 days for a 2nd or subsequent offense occurring within 5 years of the first offense.