senate Bill S6404

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1032
Jan 21, 2014 referred to education

S6404 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9978
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L

S6404 - 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.

S6404 - Sponsor Memo

S6404 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6404

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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
THREE MILE DESIGNATED AREA. PETITIONS SHALL SPECIFY THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUN-
DARIES DETAILING POTENTIAL HAZARDS TO  CHILD  SAFETY.  PETITIONS  AND/OR
ADDITIONAL  WRITTEN  REQUESTS  FROM  INDIVIDUAL  PARENTS  OR  PERSONS IN

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

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