School buses may be used for civic purposes.
be amended to read as follows:
The school board of any school district may acquire, own, operate, or hire buses for
the transportation of students to and from its schools either from within or without the district or
for transportation to and from athletic, musical, speech, and other interscholastic contests in which
participation is authorized by the school board.
If the use of a school bus is granted by the school
board pursuant to subdivision 49-28-2(1) or (8), the school district is not liable for suit or damages
which may arise as the result of the use. The school board may authorize the use of the buses
owned by the board for transportation of adults pursuant to subdivision 49-28-2(1) or (7). The
provisions to transport adults, provided in this section, shall not apply to school districts which
contain a first class municipality. Use of a school bus for transportation of persons enumerated in
subdivision 49-28-2(7) is limited to providing shelter, health care, nutrition, religious activities and
other necessities of life.
That chapter 13-29 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Signed February 28, 2000.