Senate Bill No. 327
(By Senators Beach, Kirkendoll and Williams)
[Introduced February 20, 2013; referred to the Committee on
Education; and then to the Committee on Government Organization .]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-2-4a, relating
to school personnel; school bus operators; providing for
examination by any certified state business; certification of
out-of-state school bus operators; and requiring
recertification every three years.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-2-4a, to read as
ARTICLE 2. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
§18A-2-4a. School bus operators.
(a) Persons who have successfully completed a West Virginia
commercial driver's license training course for school bus operators may take the final examination with any state business
that is certified and recognized by the state to administer the
(b) Certified out of state school bus operators may receive a
West Virginia certification upon completion of the examination. No
additional training is required, but potential drivers must submit
to drug testing and background checks as currently prescribed by
(c) All school bus operators drivers must be recertified every
three years and have a documented performance review every other
year. Testing must occur prior to expiration of the current
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is
to provide for examination
of persons, who have successfully completed a course for a
commercial driver's license, by any certified state business. It
also permits certification of certain out of state school bus
operators and requires recertification of school bus operators
every three years.
§18A-2-4a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.