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Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4638

   
 

*HB0538904638SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 5389

File No. 597

Cal. No. 430

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (d) of section 14-276a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2012):

(d) A carrier shall require each person whom it intends to employ to operate a school bus, as defined in section 14-275, or a student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, to submit to a urinalysis drug test in accordance with the provisions of sections 31-51v and 31-51w and shall require each person it employs to operate such vehicles to submit to a urinalysis drug test on a random basis in accordance with the provisions of section 31-51x and the standards set forth in 49 CFR Parts 382 and 391. No carrier may employ any person who has received a positive test result for such test which was confirmed as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of section 31-51u. No carrier may employ as a driver, a qualifying patient, as defined in section 1 of this act, during the period of time that such qualifying patient has been authorized to engage in the palliative use of marijuana pursuant to written certification issued by such qualifying patient's physician pursuant to section 4 of this act. The provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a carrier from employing a qualifying patient in a capacity that does not involve operation of a school bus or student transportation vehicle. No carrier may continue to employ as a driver, for two years, any person who has received a positive test result for such test which was confirmed as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of section 31-51u. No carrier may continue to employ as a driver, permanently, any person who has received a second positive test result for such test which was confirmed as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of section 31-51u. The commissioner may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for the first offense and two thousand five hundred dollars for each subsequent offense on any carrier which violates any provision of this subsection. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2012

14-276a(d)