H. B. 4059
(By Delegates Border, Perdue, Staggers, Long,
Schadler, Ennis, Moye, Stalnaker and Stephens)
[Introduced January 16, 2008; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then Education.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-2-10a, relating
to medical qualifications for school bus operators;
prohibition of dismissal, denial of or ineligibility for
employment of school bus operators who have diabetes mellitus
requiring insulin; exceptions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-2-10a, to read as
ARTICLE 2. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
§18A-2-10a. Medical qualifications for school bus operators.
Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary,
a person employed or seeking employment as a school bus operator
may not be dismissed from or denied employment or rendered ineligible for employment as a school bus operator for reason that
the person currently has been diagnosed or has a past history of
having the disease of diabetes mellitus requiring insulin, as long
as the person is under the care of a physician for the disease, is
adhering to all treatment prescribed by his or her physician and
also meets all of the requirements to be eligible for a commercial
driver's license in this state.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that persons who
are currently or have previously been employed as a school bus
operator may not be rendered ineligible for such employment as a
result of having diabetes mellitus requiring insulin, if other
requirements are met.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would