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609B.255 SCHOOL BUS ENDORSEMENT OR PRIVILEGE TO OPERATE; CANCELLATION.

Subdivision 1.Disqualifying offense; permanent cancellation.

If a school bus driver is convicted of a disqualifying offense, as defined under section 171.3215, subdivision 1, the commissioner of public safety shall permanently cancel the offender's endorsement to drive a school bus.

Subd. 2. Certain other convictions; cancellation for five years.

(a) A school bus driver's endorsement shall be canceled for five years under section 171.3215, subdivision 2, for a conviction under section 169A.20 or for a revocation of a school bus driver's license under section 169A.52.

(b) If a school bus driver has certain multiple convictions, under varying circumstances, that driver's endorsement shall be canceled for five years as set forth in section 171.3215, subdivision 2.

Subd. 3. Crimes against minor; permanent cancellation.

If a Head Start bus driver is convicted of certain crimes against a minor, that driver's passenger endorsement shall be permanently canceled under section 171.3215, subdivision 3. "Crimes against a minor" is defined in section 171.3215, subdivision 3. "Head Start bus driver" is defined in section 171.3215, subdivision 1.

Subd. 4. Conviction for certain offenses; additional conditions for endorsements.

Applicants having been convicted of certain offenses are required to satisfy additional conditions in seeking renewal or issuance of a bus driver's endorsements under section 171.3215, subdivision 3.

Subd. 5. Waiver of permanent cancellation.

Under section 171.3215, subdivision 4, the commissioner of public safety may waive the permanent cancellation requirement for specified crimes.