senate Bill S2371

Authorizes school district's website to be printed on school buses

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  • 19 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.54
  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
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  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.113
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes a school district's website to be printed on school buses at the discretion of the owner or operator of such buses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5486
Versions:
S2371
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1223-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6826, A10141

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2371

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to affixing school
district
websites on school buses

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the legislation is to permit
school districts
to affix their websites on their fleet of school buses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 1223-a of the vehicle and
traffic law to allow school buses to have the uniform resource
locator (URL) of the school district's website printed in three inch
bold type on the rear of the buses.

EXISTING LAW:
Current law only permits school districts to have their
phone numbers affixed to the rear of school buses.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, school districts are only permitted to affix
their phone numbers on the rear of their fleet of school buses. With
all of the recent advancements in technology and communication, many
school districts have created their own websites, which have become
an increasingly important tool for facilitating open communication
between the districts and residents. This legislation will provide
members of the community with yet another means of contacting their
school district should they so desire. It is important to note that
this legislation permits, but does not require, a school district to
add their website to the school buses in its fleet School districts
should be permitted to affix their websites on the back of their
school buses if they so choose.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6826 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2371

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, GRISANTI, HANNON, JOHNSON, LARKIN, LITTLE,
  MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to affixing
  school district websites on school buses

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 1223-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended
by chapter 94 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1223-a. School buses; required identification. All school buses,  as
defined  in  section  one  hundred forty-two of this chapter, purchased,
leased or acquired on or after September first, nineteen  hundred  nine-
ty-seven  shall  have  the  area  code and telephone number of the owner
and/or operator printed  in three inch bold type on  the  rear  of  such
vehicle.    Provided,  however,  that  nothing contained herein shall be
deemed to prohibit the printing of such information as  herein  provided
on  school buses purchased, acquired or leased prior to September first,
nineteen hundred ninety-seven.  AT THE DISCRETION OF  THE  OWNER  AND/OR
OPERATOR,  SCHOOL  BUSES  MAY  HAVE  THE UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR OF THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE PRINTED IN THREE INCH BOLD TYPE ON THE REAR OF
SUCH VEHICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05842-01-1

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