senate Bill S3229A

Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 06 / May / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 06 / May / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3229A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district; advertisements for tobacco or alcohol products or for political advocacy are prohibited; all advertisements require prior approval by the local board of education; revenue retained by the school district making such contract; provisions do not apply to cities with a population of one million or more.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7701
Versions:
S3229
S3229A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3638, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3229A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to advertising on the exterior
sides of school buses

PURPOSE:
This legislation would allow boards of educations to enter
into contracts for the sale or lease of advertising on the exterior
sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would allow
boards of educations to enter into contracts for the sale or lease of
advertising on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by
the school district. Further this legislation states that certain ads
shall be prohibited, and gives the commissioner the ability to deem
certain products or services as inappropriate to be advertised. This
legislation states further that all advertisements shall require the
prior approval of the local board of education. It explains that
revenue will be retained by the school district.
This legislation provides an exemption for cities with a population of
one million or more.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
At a time when Our School Districts are facing
unprecedented cuts in education funding we need to look at
alternative means for bringing in revenues. Some states, including
New Jersey have enacted laws allowing school districts to sell
advertisement space on school buses. Selling or leasing advertising
space is a creative way to allow school districts to raise revenue to
support important scholastic activities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day.

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

                                 3229--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, GALLIVAN, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
  tion -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to advertising on the
  exterior sides of school buses

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

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 3638
to read as follows:
  S 3638. ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES. 1. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF  ANY
SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IN THE STATE MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF
ADVERTISING SPACE ON THE EXTERIOR SIDES OF SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR  LEASED
BY  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS
SECTION.
  2. ADVERTISEMENTS FOR TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL  PRODUCTS  OR  FOR  POLITICAL
ADVOCACY  SHALL  BE  PROHIBITED, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ADVERTISEMENTS
FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR BY  SPONSORS  THAT  THE  COMMISSIONER  DEEMS
INAPPROPRIATE.
  3.  ALL ADVERTISEMENTS SHALL REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE LOCAL BOARD
OF EDUCATION.
  4. REVENUE DERIVED FROM ADVERTISEMENT CONTRACTS SHALL BE  RETAINED  BY
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAKING SUCH CONTRACT.
  5.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CITIES WITH A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to  be  made
and completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08451-02-1

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