senate Bill S7218

Signed by Governor Amended

Authorizes school districts to provide busing to pre-kindergarten students

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1035
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED 7218A
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A10397A
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.260
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 18 / Jul / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.244

Summary

Authorizes school districts to provide bussing to pre-kindergarten students.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7218
S7218A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7218

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to transportation of certain
pre-kindergarten students

PURPOSE:
This bill will allow school districts, under certain circumstances, to
optionally provide transportation for prekindergarten students.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law
by adding a new paragraph (g) which provides that a school district,
if the superintendent indicates that there is no additional cost, may
pick up and drop off children participating in a pre-kindergarten
program taught by certified teachers of such school district at a
district owned and utilized building.

Section 2. Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Transportation issues in rural areas can prohibit access to
pre-kindergarten programs and thus impact the effectiveness of such
programs. This legislation will give local school districts the
choice to provide transportation for such programs so long as it does
not increase costs, the program is taught by certified teachers of
the school district and the program takes place at a school district
owned and utilized building.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7218

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  transportation  of
  certain pre-kindergarten students

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  3635  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
  G.  A  PRE-KINDERGARTEN  PROGRAM  WHICH IS HELD AT A BUILDING OWNED OR
LEASED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH OTHERWISE UTILIZES SUCH  BUILDING  FOR
SCHOOL CLASSES FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE OR A PORTION THER-
EOF  MAY,  IF  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OR  OTHER OFFICIAL IN CHARGE OF SUCH
DISTRICT INDICATES THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST, PICK  UP  AND  DROP  OFF
CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN A PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM TAUGHT BY CERTIFIED
TEACHERS  OF  SUCH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT AT SUCH DISTRICT OWNED AND UTILIZED
BUILDING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15602-01-2

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