senate Bill S7189

Signed by Governor

Relates to contracts for transportation of children in the county and city of New York

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 01 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1416
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A10184
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.459
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Aug / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.424

Summary

Relates to contracts for transportation of children in the county and city of New York.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10184
Versions:
S7189
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §236, Fam Ct Act

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BILL NUMBER:S7189 REVISED 05/02/12

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the family court act, in relation to contracts for the
transportation of children

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL:

This proposal amends Section 236 of the Family Court Act to enable the
City of New York to award contracts for transportation of
pre-kindergarten and early intervention children through a request
for proposals process.

The references to the board of education of the city school district
are to the definition included in section 2590-B(1) of the Education
Law as amended by Chapter 91 of the Laws of 2002.

JUSTIFICATION:

For many years the New York City Department of Transportation has
procured and administered contracts for the transportation of
pre-school special education children and developmentally delayed
infants and toddlers under the Early Intervention Program.

Several years ago, the City made the determination to move these
contracts to the Board of Education of the City School District of
the City of New York (known in the City as the Department of
Education or DOE), which already provides transportation to a much
larger student population. The transfer was made to draw on DOE's
expertise in this area, thereby enhancing the performance of this
critical function. This proposal facilitated the unification of bus
service under one department.

A similar version of this legislation was passed by both houses of the
legislature in 2011 and subsequently vetoed by the Governor. A3127-A
of 2011 was designed to allow the DOE to award these contracts
through a request for proposal process and would have required the
RFP's to include certain employee protection provisions.

This bill removes the employee protection provisions requirement and
would simply allow the DOE to award these contracts through a request
for proposal process. Currently, these contracts are awarded through
a request for bid process.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar to S.1368-A of 2011

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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

                                  7189

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DILAN, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to contracts  for  the
  transportation of children

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 236 of the family  court  act,  as
amended  by  chapter  705  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. (a) Every such order for services to be  provided  after  September
first, nineteen hundred eighty-six which provides for the transportation
of  a  child  shall  further  require  that such transportation shall be
provided by the county or the city of New York, as the case may be, and,
that the city of New York may delegate the  authority  to  provide  such
transportation  to the board of education OR THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT of
such city.
  (b) Such order shall further require that such transportation shall be
provided within thirty days of the issuance of such order, and, shall be
provided as part of a municipal cooperation agreement [or], as part of a
contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with the
provisions of section one hundred three of the general municipal law, OR
AS PART OF A CONTRACT AWARDED PURSUANT TO AN EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS  TO
THE  EXTENT  AUTHORIZED BY PARAGRAPHS E AND F OF SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF
SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND OTHERWISE CONSISTENT
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, and  that  buses  and  vehicles
utilized  in  the  performance  of  such contract shall meet the minimum
requirements for school age children as established by the  commissioner
of transportation.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15545-01-2

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