(a) Schoolbuses shall be purchased by the Department of General Services pursuant to specifications developed by the commission. Title to any schoolbus purchased by the Department of General Services pursuant to this section shall be in the name of the local educational agency for which the schoolbus was purchased.
(b) Any schoolbus purchased with these funds shall meet all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards, operate with greater energy efficiency, and produce fewer adverse air emissions than the vehicles being replaced.
(c) Except as provided in this subdivision, no replacement schoolbus shall exceed the capacity of the schoolbus being replaced, as estimated by the department. A local educational agency may use funds from any available source, other than grants received pursuant of this part, to pay that part of the grants received pursuant to this part, to pay that part of the cost of a schoolbus that exceeds the cost of a replacement schoolbus of the same capacity and with the same features as the schoolbus being replaced, as estimated by the Department of General Services.
(d) A replacement schoolbus may be of the same design, configuration, and nonpower-train specifications as the retired schoolbus.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 65, Sec. 2.)