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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S268
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S268 - Details
S268 - Summary
Increases the maximum mileage limitation for the transportation of children by school districts to and from school from 15 to 25 miles, the cost thereof is to be treated as an ordinary contingent expense; provides for transportation of pupils to nonpublic schools from such students' homes, applies to transportation whether such nonpublic school is within or without the school district.
S268 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S268 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of children residing in a school district PURPOSE: This bill increases the distances in which non-public school pupils must be transported to his or her school. The bill assists pupils and their families by encouraging the provision of transportation of pupils to non-public schools from the home of such pupil regardless of whether such non-public school is within such district. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Education Law section 3635(1) to increase from 15 miles to 25 miles the distance in which a non-public school pupil must be transported to school. In addition, the bill adds a new section 3635(1)(b)(iii) to provide transportation of pupils to a non-public school from the home of such pupil, regardless if such school is within the district. EXISTING LAW: The current law does not meet the ever evolving demands of children that need to be transported to non-public schools.
S268 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 268 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LARKIN, BALL -- 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 the transportation of children residing in a school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs a, b and e of subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law, paragraph a as amended by section 11 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, paragraph b as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1990, subparagraph (i) of paragraph b as amended by chapter 571 of the laws of 1994 and paragraph e as amended by chapter 665 of the laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows: a. Sufficient transportation facilities (including the operation and maintenance of motor vehicles) shall be provided by the school district for all the children residing within the school district to and from the school they legally attend, who are in need of such transportation because of the remoteness of the school to the child or for the promotion of the best interest of such children. Such transportation shall be provided for all children attending grades kindergarten through eight who live more than two miles from the school which they legally attend and for all children attending grades nine through twelve who live more than three miles from the school which they legally attend and shall be provided for each such child up to a distance of [fifteen] TWENTY-FIVE miles, the distances in each case being measured by the nearest available route from home to school. The cost of providing such transportation between two or three miles, as the case may be, and [fifteen] TWENTY-FIVE miles shall be considered for the purposes of this chapter to be a charge upon the district and an ordinary contingent expense of the district. Transportation for a lesser distance than two miles in the case of children attending grades kindergarten through EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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