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WAC 392-143-010

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(1) "School bus" means every vehicle with a seating capacity of more than ten persons including the driver regularly used to transport students to and from school or in connection with school activities.
(2) "School bus specifications manual" means that manual published by the superintendent of public instruction.
(3) "School district" means either a school district or an educational service district.
(4) "School bus operation permit" means that form issued by the superintendent of public instruction to a school district, which is required prior to the use of any school bus for the transportation of students. No school bus operation permit is valid for any school bus which does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards implemented April 1, 1977.
(5) "Inspection officer" means an employee of the Washington state patrol designated by the chief of the Washington state patrol to inspect school buses.
(6) "SPI Form 1028" means that form distributed by the superintendent of public instruction upon which the inspection officer indicates that the school bus has been inspected and approved, for used buses previously inspected by the Washington state patrol.
(7) "SPI Form 1029" means that form distributed by the superintendent of public instruction upon which the inspection officer indicates that the school bus has been inspected and approved upon initial purchase, used buses not previously inspected by the Washington state patrol, and buses which have undergone rehabilitation or modification.
(8) "Major repairs" means repairs to or rebuilding of the frame, steering, suspension, or braking systems. Major repairs to braking systems does not include routine maintenance such as replacing brake shoes, pads or drums.
(9) "Multifunction school activity bus (MFSAB)" means a vehicle defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 49 C.F.R. 571, as a multifunction school activity bus used for purposes consistent with that definition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.380. WSR 18-09-092, § 392-143-010, filed 4/17/18, effective 5/18/18; WSR 12-01-075, § 392-143-010, filed 12/19/11, effective 1/19/12; WSR 04-08-117, § 392-143-010, filed 4/6/04, effective 5/7/04; WSR 01-17-006, § 392-143-010, filed 8/1/01, effective 9/1/01; WSR 96-16-012 (Order 96-11), § 392-143-010, filed 7/25/96, effective 8/25/96; WSR 84-20-081 (Order 84-39), § 392-143-010, filed 10/2/84; WSR 83-21-025 (Order 83-13), § 392-143-010, filed 10/10/83; WSR 79-12-005 (Order 9-79), § 392-143-010, filed 11/9/79; Order 8-77, § 392-143-010, filed 10/11/77, effective 11/11/77; Order 19-76, § 392-143-010, filed 12/31/76; Order 7-75, § 392-143-010, filed 12/22/75. Formerly WAC 392-21-110.]
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