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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2C:

      Section: 26:2C-8.33: Rules and regulations relative to idling school buses, consistency with "Air Pollution Control Act (1954)."

          
8. a. The rules and regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.28), shall be consistent with any rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the "Air Pollution Control Act (1954)," P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.) concerning the idling of vehicles powered by diesel engines, shall be no less stringent than the restrictions on idling pursuant to department rules and regulations in effect on the date of enactment of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.), and shall provide for the same penalties to be enforced for school bus idling as are enforced for the idling of other motor vehicles pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1966, c.15 (C.39:3-70.2), except that:

(1) a warning shall be issued to the driver of the school bus operated in violation of these provisions, to the school district if the school district is not the owner of the school bus, and the principal or administrator of the school serviced by the school bus operated in violation of these provisions, for the first violation;

(2) for a first violation, a notice of violation shall be issued to, and the appropriate penalty imposed on, the owner of the school bus operated in violation of these provisions; and

(3) subsequent violations shall be enforced against the owner of the school bus operated in violation of these provisions, if other than the school district, and the school district serviced by the school bus operated in violation of these provisions.

No penalties may be assessed against any driver of any school bus that is operated in violation of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.).

b. The Department of Environmental Protection shall consult with the Department of Education, individual school districts and school administrators concerning the issue of school bus idling, and develop and assist with the implementation of policies and procedures to achieve compliance with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.28).

c. The Department of Law and Public Safety, in consultation with local law enforcement, the Department of Education, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), any rules or regulations necessary to facilitate and ensure the enforcement of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.28).

L.2005,c.219,s.8.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.






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