1.1    .................... moves to amend the delete everything amendment (A08-1387) to H.
1.2F. No. 3800, as follows:
1.3Page 1, after line 4, insert:

1.4    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.88, subdivision 3, is amended to
1.6    Subd. 3. Transportation services contracts; requirements. (a) The board may
1.7contract for the furnishing of authorized transportation under section 123B.52, and may
1.8purchase gasoline and furnish same to a contract carrier for use in the performance of a
1.9contract with the school district for transportation of school children to and from school.
1.10    (b) An initiated transportation service contract shall include by contract language,
1.11addendum, or supplementary information terms addressing:
1.12    (1) a summary of school bus driver training requirements, including the minimum
1.13number of preservice training hours and the minimum number of inservice training hours;
1.14    (2) a driver recruitment and retention plan, including:
1.15    (i) an explanation of the actions the contractor has taken or will take to recruit
1.16qualified drivers for the transportation services contract;
1.17    (ii) an explanation of the process for screening applicants to be certain that they
1.18meet the school bus driver requirements of federal law, state law, and of the transportation
1.19service contract, including federal and state controlled substance and alcohol testing
1.21    (iii) an explanation of the training that drivers receive prior to assignment to
1.22transportation service; and
1.23    (iv) an explanation of the actions of the employer to retain qualified drivers to meet
1.24requirements of the transportation services contract, including an explanation of wage
1.25rates and employee benefits and policies on compensated absences such as paid vacations,
1.26holidays, and sick leave;
1.27    (3) the reporting to the local school district of all school bus accidents;
2.1    (4) the reporting to the local school district of all school bus driver reported traffic
2.2convictions, based upon the requirement of commercial drivers to report traffic convictions
2.3to their employer under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, rule 383.31;
2.4    (5) the reporting within one week to the local school district the results of any
2.5Minnesota Highway Patrol inspection of school buses being regularly utilized for the
2.6transportation under the transportation contract;
2.7    (6) the school bus driver employee turnover ratio as defined as the number of school
2.8bus drivers during the most recent school year, divided by the daily average number of
2.9school bus drivers during the same regular school year within bus garage location or other
2.10reasonable basis. The turnover rate may exclude those drivers whose employment is
2.11terminated or who are otherwise removed for cause from service; and
2.12    (7) the date of hire of the employer's current employees identified by their job
2.13classification, which may include any relevant prior experience. Summer and other regular
2.14school breaks should not be considered interruptions to employment.
2.15    (c) Notwithstanding section 123B.52, a school district may award a transportation
2.16contract in the interest of student safety and cost effectiveness.
2.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008.

2.18    Sec. 2. [123B.915] SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS.
2.19    Subdivision 1. Driver pay. School bus driver employees must be paid for the
2.20actual time worked. If a route pay system or hourly estimation is used, school bus driver
2.21employees must be scheduled and paid for actual time for required inspection of buses.
2.22    Subd. 2. Right to refuse. School bus drivers who document needed bus repairs
2.23shall have the right to refuse to operate the bus immediately for a safety-related repair,
2.24which meets the out-of-service definition of Minnesota Rules, part 7470.0600. In this
2.25situation, the driver shall be provided an alternate bus, if available, and time to inspect it.
2.26The driver shall not be penalized in any way for fees, fines, or consequences incurred by
2.27the employer for delays or failure to provide the transportation service in a timely manner
2.28in this situation. Nothing in this section may diminish the rights, pay, or benefits of drivers
2.29covered by a collective bargaining agreement with an exclusive representative.
2.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008."
2.31Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.32Amend the title accordingly