senate Bill S5848

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires comprehensive training for school bus drivers and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate transportation for children with disabilities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jun 18, 2013 referred to rules

S5848 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8060
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3650, 3635 & 305, Ed L; amd §1229-d, V & T L; amd §236, Fam Ct Act

S5848 - Summary

Requires comprehensive training for school bus drivers and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate transportation for children with disabilities; provides penalties.

S5848 - Sponsor Memo

S5848 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5848

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law and the vehicle and  traffic  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  comprehensive training for school bus drivers
  and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate  transportation  of
  children  with disabilities; and to amend the family court act and the
  education law, in relation to school district contracts for  transpor-
  tation

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3650  of  the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  (A) The commissioner, in consultation with the state commission on
quality care and advocacy for persons with disabilities,  shall  promul-
gate rules and regulations requiring every school bus driver operating a
school bus which has or will have one or more students with a disability
as passengers to receive COMPREHENSIVE training and instruction relating
to  the  understanding  of,  and attention to, the special needs of such
students. [Such training and instruction may be included with the train-
ing and instruction required pursuant to paragraph a of subdivision  one
of  this  section  and  shall be provided at least once per year or more
frequently as determined by the commissioner in  consultation  with  the
state comprehensive school bus driver safety training council.] TRAINING
WILL PROVIDE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND SCHOOL BUS ATTENDANTS WITH THE KNOW-
LEDGE,  SKILLS,  AND  ATTITUDES  NECESSARY  TO  SAFELY AND APPROPRIATELY
TRANSPORT AND SUPERVISE A CHILD WITH A  DISABILITY  AS  DEFINED  BY  THE
FEDERAL  INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT. THIS TRAINING WILL
INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND  NEEDS
OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES INCLUDING DISABILITIES AFFECTING
INTELLECTUAL, COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL, SENSORY PROCESSING ABILI-
TIES,  MOTOR  SKILLS,  AND  MEDICAL/HEALTH  NEEDS. IN ADDITION, TRAINING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11521-03-3

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