|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2013||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 22, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 17, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 16, 2013||1st report cal.302|
|Feb 12, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S738
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S738 - Details
S738 - Summary
Allows board of education to provide transportation to school for a child living a lesser distance than two miles from school if the parent or guardian of the child has a physically limiting impairment and is unable to accompany the child to and from school.
S738 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S738 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of children residing in a school district PURPOSE: To allow parents or guardians, who are physically limited by a disability, the ability to obtain bus services for their children under the currently prescribed minimum limits applicable to school districts in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. of this legislation would amend section 3635 of the education law to permit the transportation of a child by a school district when the child lives at a distance which is less than the distance that transportation must be provided. Upon the adoption of a resolution by the board of education or trustees of any school district, transportation may be offered on an equitable basis to children who have a parent/legal guardian with a physically limiting impairment which prohibits the parent/legal guardian from accompanying their child to or from school as certified by their physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Section 2. Effective Date
S738 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 738 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of children residing in a school district 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. The cost of providing such transportation between two or three miles, as the case may be, and fifteen miles shall be considered for the purposes of this chapter to be a charge upon the district and an ordinary contingent expense of the district. Transporta- tion for a lesser distance than two miles in the case of children attending grades kindergarten through eight or three miles in the case of children attending grades nine through twelve and for a greater distance than fifteen miles may be provided by the district with the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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