senate Bill S4961

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides an incentive for school districts to negotiate lower cost transportation contracts

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
May 21, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 01, 2013 referred to education

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May 21, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S4961
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S4961 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3623-a, Ed L

S4961 - Summary

Provides an incentive for school districts to negotiate lower cost transportation contracts.

S4961 - Sponsor Memo

S4961 - Bill Text download pdf

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