senate Bill S44

Allows boards of education to provide certain children transportation to school for a lesser distance than two miles

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 10 / Feb / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.33
  • 11 / Feb / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Feb / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jul / 2009
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Apr / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Jun / 2010
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 23 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1176
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6429
Versions:
S44
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S44

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to permitting boards of
education to grant parents or guardians, physically limited by a
disability, the ability to obtain bus services for their children


PURPOSE :
To allow parents or guardians, who are physically limited by a
disability, the ability to obtain bus services for their children
under the currently prescribed minimum limits applicable to school
districts in New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section one of this legislation would amend section 3635 of the
education law to permit the transportation of children by a school
district, when the child lives at a distance which is less than the
distance at which transportation must be provided. Upon the adoption
of a resolution by the board of education determining that the parent
or guardian of a child has a physically limiting disability and that
transportation would be in the best interest of the child,
transportation by a school district would be permitted for that child.

EXISTING LAW :
Current law requires a school district to provide transportation for
all children attending grades kindergarten through eight who live more
than two miles from the school which they legally attend and for
children attending grades nine through twelve who live more than three
miles from the school which they legally attend. Transportation shall
be provided for such children up to a distance of fifteen miles, the
distances in each case being measure by the nearest available route
from home to school.

JUSTIFICATION :
Several school children live in close proximity to the school they
legally attend, and are therefore not qualified to receive school
district transportation, leaving the child and/or their parents and
guardians to provide some other method of transportation for that
child to school. In some cases, the parent of such child has a
physically limiting disability and is therefore unable to assist the
child, by driving them, or to supervise the child, by walking with
them, to ensure the child's safety to and from school. This
legislation would permit a school board of education to adopt a
resolution and provide transportation for children when their parent
or guardian has a physically limiting disability.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: Similar bill (S.1543) Veto
106

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
The 1st of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become
a law.
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