4501-1-01 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter:

(A) "Director" means the director of the department of public safety.

(B) "Superintendent" means superintendent of the Ohio state highway patrol.

(C) "License" means the license issued by the director to each person who engages in the transportation of pupils to or from school on a school bus or enters into a contract with a board of education of any school district for the transportation of pupils on a school bus.

(D) "Licensee" means each person who holds a license issued by the director pursuant to division (D) of section 4511.76 and section 4511.763 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Insurance" means property damage, liability, and bodily injury accident insurance and medical payment.

(F) "Bond" means performance bond which may be required for each and every school bus operated by the licensee.

(G) "Mass transit system" means any person engaged in the transportation of the general public over established routes under the United States department of transportation (USDOT) or a permit issued by the public utilities commission of Ohio or franchise of a political subdivision.

(H) "Dual operations" means any person engaged in the transportation of the general public over established routes under the United States department of transportation (USDOT) or a permit issued by the public utilities commission of Ohio or franchise of a political subdivision and also owns one or more school buses.

(I) "Person" includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association.

(J) "Umbrella coverage" means a form of insurance protection against losses in excess of amounts covered by other liability insurance policies.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2012 and 10/16/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4511.76
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4511.76 , R.C. 4511.763
Prior Effective Dates: 10/21/66, 4/1/98, 5/22/03, 1/1/08