senate Bill S738

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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


S738 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S595A
2009-2010: S44

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

S738 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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-

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of
  children residing in a school district


  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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