RULE OF CONSTRUCTION REGARDING TRAVEL TO AND FROM SCHOOL
SEC. 8034. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION REGARDING TRAVEL TO AND FROM
Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII, as amended and redesignated by
section 8001 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the
[[Page 129 STAT. 2119]]
``SEC. 8542. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7922.>> RULE OF CONSTRUCTION REGARDING
TRAVEL TO AND FROM SCHOOL.
``(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), nothing in this Act
shall authorize the Secretary to, or shall be construed to--
``(1) prohibit a child from traveling to and from school on
foot or by car, bus, or bike when the parents of the child have
given permission; or
``(2) expose parents to civil or criminal charges for
allowing their child to responsibly and safely travel to and
from school by a means the parents believe is age appropriate.
``(b) No Preemption of State or Local Laws.--Notwithstanding
subsection (a), nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt
State or local laws.''.
Previously not includedin in NCLB.