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New state law impacts bus drivers

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DWI offenses result in no license to haul students
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Leader file photo A new state law has tightened restrictions regarding who may drive a school bus.

The requirements for driving a school bus will be a bit tougher beginning today, just in time for the new school year.
Louisiana House Bill 507 — signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal — deals with convictions and violations relating to driving under the influence.

Previously an individual who wished to be a bus driver could continue being a bus driver if he or she would have been disqualified from driving a school bus for certain convictions or violations relating to driving under the influence if he or she had a school bus license at the time of the conviction or violation.

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