senate Bill S268

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases mileage limit within which transportation for school children will be provided, including to nonpublic schools

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education


S268 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2402A
2009-2010: S653

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

S268 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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