senate Bill S3521

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the authority of school boards and trustees of school districts to provide pupil transportation in child safety zones

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Feb 24, 2011 referred to education

S3521 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635-b, Ed L

S3521 - Summary

Expands the authority of school boards and trustees of school districts to provide pupil transportation in child safety zones.

S3521 - Sponsor Memo

S3521 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 expanding the authori-
  ty of school boards and trustees of school districts to provide  pupil
  transportation in child safety zones


  Section 1.  Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 3635-b  of  the  education
law,  subdivision  1  as  amended by chapter 536 of the laws of 2002 and
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 403 of the laws of 1992, are amended
to read as follows:
  1. This section shall apply where the board of education  or  trustees
of  a  common, central, central high school, union free school district,
or city school district of a city with less than one hundred twenty-five
thousand inhabitants OR MORE  THAN  ONE  MILLION  INHABITANTS  adopts  a
resolution  to  make  transportation  in child safety zones available to
resident pupils for a particular  school  year.  Such  resolution  shall
continue  in effect for subsequent school years until the board adopts a
resolution providing otherwise.
  3. The commissioner of transportation shall establish regulations  for
determination  of  a  hazardous zone including, but not limited to, such
factors as the existence or nonexistence of sidewalks or  walkways,  the
type  of  road  surface, width of road, footpath or sidewalk, the volume
and average speed of traffic, density  of  population,  the  commercial,
industrial  or residential character of the area [and], the existence or
nonexistence of traffic safety features such as traffic  lights,  street
TION. In preparing such regulations, the commissioner of  transportation
shall consult with the commissioners of education and motor vehicles and
representatives  from the state police who have traffic safety responsi-
bilities. Such regulations shall be  used  by  boards  of  education  in
determining whether a hazardous zone exists.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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