senate Bill S7218A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts to provide busing to pre-kindergarten students

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.244
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.260
substituted for a10397a
Jun 12, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
amended 7218a
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1035
May 02, 2012 referred to education

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S7218 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10397A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3635, Ed L

S7218 - Bill Texts

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

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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

S7218A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10397A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3635, Ed L

S7218A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S7218A

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 the trustees or
board of education of any school district, may, in their discretion,
provide transportation for children attending another district
sponsored or district-run pre-kindergarten program, within mileage
limits established by the school district. The cost of providing
transportation shall be a charge upon the district and shall not be
aidable.

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.

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--A
    Cal. No. 1035

                            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  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first report, amended on
  first report, ordered to a second  report,  and  to  be  reprinted  as
  amended, retaining its place in the order of second report

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.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THE
TRUSTEES  OR  BOARD  OF  EDUCATION  OF  ANY  SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY, IN ITS
DISCRETION, PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS  ATTENDING  A  UNIVERSAL
PRE-KINDERGARTEN  PROGRAM  IN  ADDITION TO TRANSPORTATION FUNDED BY SUCH
PROGRAM OR TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ANOTHER DISTRICT  SPON-
SORED  OR  DISTRICT-RUN  PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM, WITHIN MILEAGE LIMITS
ESTABLISHED BY THE SCHOOL  DISTRICT;  IF  PROVIDED  SUCH  TRANSPORTATION
SHALL  BE OFFERED EQUALLY TO ALL CHILDREN IN LIKE CIRCUMSTANCES RESIDING
IN THE DISTRICT. THE COST OF PROVIDING SUCH TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  BE  A
CHARGE  UPON  THE  DISTRICT  AND  FOR  PURPOSES  OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF
SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER,  SUCH  PUPILS  SHALL  BE
CONSIDERED  NON  ALLOWABLE  PUPILS AND THE COSTS OF THEIR TRANSPORTATION
SHALL NOT BE AIDABLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15602-03-2

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