An Act To Increase the Penalty for Passing a School Bus with Its Red Lights Flashing
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2308, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
6. Penalty. A violation of subsection 2 is a Class E crime that, notwithstanding Title 17-A, section 1301, is punishable by:
A. The assessment of 6 demerit points on a driver's license pursuant to section 2458, subsection 3;
B. A fine of $2,000; and
C. A term of imprisonment of 90 days.
This bill increases the penalties for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. The new penalties are:
1. The assessment of 6 demerit points on a driver's license;
2. A fine of $2,000; and
3. A term of imprisonment of 90 days.