senate Bill S5394

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows boards of education to provide certain children transportation to school for a lesser distance than two miles

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.972
May 16, 2013 referred to education

S5394 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L

S5394 - Summary

Allows boards of education, upon written petition of twenty-five qualified voters or five percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the board of education, whichever is greater, to provide transportation to and from school for a child residing within the two or three mile designated area to use an already established pick up/drop off location outside of such two or three mile designated area.

S5394 - Sponsor Memo

S5394 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5394

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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 authorizing boards of
  education to provide certain children transportation to school

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the educa-
tion  law,  as amended by section 11 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws
of 2011, is 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 miles,
the distances in each case being measured by the nearest available route
from  home  to school; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL, UPON WRITTEN PETITION OF A  PARENT  OR  OTHER
PERSON  IN PARENTAL RELATION OF A CHILD RESIDING WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT OR
OF ANY REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORIZED BY  SUCH  PARENT  OR  OTHER  PERSON  IN
PARENTAL  RELATION,  SIGNED  BY  TWENTY-FIVE  QUALIFIED  VOTERS  OF  THE
DISTRICT OR FIVE PERCENT OF THE NUMBER OF VOTERS WHO VOTED IN THE PREVI-
OUS ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION,  WHICHEVER
IS GREATER, MAKE AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER CHILDREN RESIDING
WITHIN  THE TWO OR THREE MILE DESIGNATED AREA MAY FOR SAFETY REASONS USE
AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATION OUTSIDE OF SUCH TWO  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10167-03-3

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