Quick Action with Little Time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Smeltzer   
With only a day’s notice, the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation was able to mobilize enough support to allow the GAPT board to speak at a committee meeting concerning House Bill 201, which would have mandated seat belts on all school buses built after July 1, 2009. The bill never survived the committee and was subsequently defeated. According to GAPT officials, two important lessons were taken from the experience: legislators do not seek the industry’s professional opinion concerning school bus-related legislation, and remain in close communication with you local state representatives.