senate Bill S1587A

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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1587A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • 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; prohibits advertisements for tobacco or alcohol products or for political advocacy; provides all advertisements require prior approval by the local board of education; provides revenue to be retained by the school district making such contract; provides 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:
A5973A
Versions:
S1587
S1587A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3638, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3229A, A7701

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BILL NUMBER:S1587A

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 and shall not impact any calculation, award or grant of state
aid to such 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:

2011-12: referred to education.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1587--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, BONACIC, 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, PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH REVENUE
SHALL NOT IMPACT ANY CALCULATION OR AWARD OR GRANT OF STATE AID TO  SUCH
SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  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.
                                                           LBD04131-02-3

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