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      RS 17:159.1     


§159.1.  Insurance on privately owned school busses; withholding amounts to pay premiums; governmental immunity no defense

A.  All parish and city school boards, contracting for the use of privately owned school busses for the transportation of pupils, are hereby authorized to procure contracts on a fleet or group basis for the owners of such vehicles insuring such vehicles and the owners thereof with respect to all types of vehicular insurance as defined in R.S. 22:47.

B.  The amounts required or to be required during each year to make premium payments during such year, may be withheld from compensation due the owners of such insured vehicles, in equal monthly installments.

C.  All contracts of public liability and property damage insurance obtained as provided herein shall contain a clause whereby the insurance companies issuing said insurance shall not assert as a defense to any suit against them, the governmental immunity of such school board.

Added by Acts 1958, No. 339, §§1 to 3; Acts 2008, No. 415, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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