|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|May 21, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|May 01, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S4961
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4961 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3623-a, Ed L
S4961 - Summary
Provides an incentive for school districts to negotiate lower cost transportation contracts.
S4961 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4961 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to an incentive for school districts to lower their transportation costs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The intent of this legislation is to provide school districts with financial flexibility by providing them with the ability to keep certain transportation aid for up to five years. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Subdivision 3 of section 3623-a of the education law is amended to add a new paragraph (d.) which includes the following provisions: (1) for the purpose of this program, allows school districts to compute their transportation aid based on the higher-cost district operated transportation system. (2) this section sets forth the requirements a school district must meet in order to take advantage of the program. The program can only be utilized for the portion of the district's transportation system that is not currently operated by a private school bus operator. The school district must issue a request for proposal for transportation services from qualified transportation contractors.
S4961 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4961 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 an incentive for school districts to lower their transportation costs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 3623-a of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph d to read as follows: D. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, WHERE A SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR SOME OR ALL OF ITS DISTRICT PUPILS THROUGH A DISTRICT OPERATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AS OF THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN CONTRACTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ITS PUPILS WITH A CONTRACTOR AND SUCH CONTRACT RESULTS IN A LOWER ALLOWABLE TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION THAN THE DISTRICT OPER- ATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SUCH DISTRICT MAY COMPUTE ITS TRANSPORTATION AID PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BASED UPON THE HIGHER DISTRICT OPERATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM COSTS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF THIS PARAGRAPH. (2) A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH COMPUTES ITS TRANSPORTATION AID PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE- MENTS: (I) CALCULATE ITS ALLOWABLE TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR A DISTRICT OPERATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE TWO THOU- SAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR. SUCH CALCULATION SHALL BE BASED ON THAT PORTION OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT IS DISTRICT OPERATED AND PROPOSED TO BE CONTRACTED TO A QUALIFIED PUPIL TRANSPORTA- TION CONTRACTOR; (II) IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESENTLY PROVIDES FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR ITS PUPILS THROUGH A COMBINATION OF A DISTRICT OPERATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND A CONTRACTOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, ONLY THAT PORTION OF THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10531-01-3
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