4. a. The chief administrator shall establish a school bus enhanced safety inspection program which shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:
(1)an in-terminal school bus inspection program which provides for the semi-annual or annual inspection of school buses by commission inspectors;
(2)standards and requirements pertaining to the equipment, maintenance, and repair of school buses subject to inspection pursuant to this act; all in-terminal inspections, including those involving diesel vehicles, shall include an emission inspection to determine whether that vehicle meets the State's emission specifications and standards;
(3)standards and requirements pertaining to the establishment and maintenance of school bus maintenance, repair, and inspection records for all school buses in the operator's fleet; and
(4)standards and requirements pertaining to the establishment and maintenance of driver employment records, including records which demonstrate a driver's compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements for authorization to operate a school bus, and any other records and credentials deemed necessary by the chief administrator for school bus drivers employed by the operator. The records shall be made available to commission inspectors during each in-terminal inspection.
b.If an operator does not have adequate terminal facilities to allow for a proper and thorough in-terminal inspection, the chief administrator shall designate an in-lieu-of terminal site and direct the operator to present his buses and records to that site for inspection on such terms and conditions as determined by the chief administrator.
c.The time and location of any inspection or reinspection conducted pursuant to this section shall be determined by the chief administrator. Unless an owner agrees to a different time schedule, the chief administrator shall schedule a reinspection within three days of the date of the inspection that necessitated the reinspection.
L.1999, c.5, s.4; amended 2009, c.331, s.3.