senate Bill S7899

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to contracts for the transportation of school children

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Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

S7899 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10147
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S7899 - Summary

Relates to contracts for the transportation of school children; provides the board of education of a school district in a city with a population of a million or more shall include in such contracts provisions for the retention or preference in hiring of employees previously or currently working for employers that have been or are parties to such contracts and provisions for the preservation of levels of wages, health, and retirement benefits and seniority for employees of such employers; provides alternatively for the chancellor of the city school district of NYC to promulgate regulations requiring the retention or preferences in hiring of employees previously or currently performing work for employers that have been or are parties to such contracts, and provisions for the preservation of levels of wages, health and retirement benefits and seniority for employees of such employers.

S7899 - Sponsor Memo

S7899 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7899

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

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, in  relation  to  contracts  for  the
  transportation of school children

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 14 of section 305 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 273 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. All contracts  for  the  transportation  of  school  children,  all
contracts  to maintain school buses owned or leased by a school district
that are used for the transportation of school children,  all  contracts
for  mobile  instructional units, and all contracts to provide, maintain
and operate cafeteria or restaurant service by a  private  food  service
management company shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner,
who  may  disapprove  a  proposed  contract if, in his opinion, the best
interests of the district will be promoted thereby. Except  as  provided
in  paragraph  e  of  this  subdivision, all such contracts involving an
annual expenditure in  excess  of  the  amount  specified  for  purchase
contracts in the bidding requirements of the general municipal law shall
be  awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, which responsibility shall
be determined by the board of education or the trustee  of  a  district,
with  power  hereby vested in the commissioner to reject any or all bids
if, in his opinion, the best interests of the district will be  promoted
thereby  and,  upon  such  rejection of all bids, the commissioner shall
order the board of education or trustee of the district to seek,  obtain
and  consider  new  proposals.   PROVIDED THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF THIS SUBDIVISION: (I) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION  OF  A  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  LOCATED  IN  A  CITY  WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE
SHALL INCLUDE IN CONTRACTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION  OF  SCHOOL  CHILDREN,
WHETHER  AWARDED  THROUGH  COMPETITIVE  BIDDING OR THROUGH EVALUATION OF
PROPOSALS IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH E
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, PROVISIONS  FOR  THE  RETENTION  OR  PREFERENCE  IN
HIRING  OF EMPLOYEES PREVIOUSLY OR CURRENTLY PERFORMING WORK FOR EMPLOY-

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

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