Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 31, 2016||
referred to education
Senate Bill S7142
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7142 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S7142 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7142 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school districts to establish a medical hardship waiver policy to grant or deny permission to certain students to use established pick-up and drop-off points on established bus routes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Provides for boards of education to develop medical hardship waiver policies for providing children transportation to school for a lesser distance than two miles in the case of children in grades kindergarten through eight and for less than three miles in the case of children in grades nine through twelve. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Amends subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law to provide that boards of education shall develop medical hardship waiver policies to allow for transporting a child residing within the two or three mile designated distances to or from school based upon medical hardship due to a serious medical condition suffered by the child or the child's parent or guardian and use an already established pick up/drop off location outside of the designated distance.
2015-S7142 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7142 I N S E N A T E March 31, 2016 ___________ 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 requiring school districts to establish a medical hardship waiver policy to grant or deny permission to certain students to use established pick-up and drop-off points on established bus routes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph h to read as follows: H. (I) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SHALL DEVELOP A MEDICAL HARDSHIP WAIVER POLICY TO GRANT OR DENY PERMISSION TO CHILDREN ATTENDING GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHT WHO LIVE WITHIN TWO MILES FROM THE SCHOOL WHICH THEY LEGALLY ATTEND AND FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE WHO LIVE WITHIN THREE MILES FROM THE SCHOOL WHICH THEY LEGALLY ATTEND TO USE ALREADY ESTABLISHED PICK-UP AND/OR DROP-OFF POINTS ON ALREADY ESTABLISHED BUS ROUTES. (II) THE MEDICAL HARDSHIP WAIVER POLICY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL INCLUDE: (1) A FORMAL REQUEST PROCEDURE FOR A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO REQUEST A MEDICAL HARDSHIP WAIVER BASED UPON A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION SUFFERED BY THE CHILD, PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND THE RESULTING HARDSHIP IN TRANS- PORTING THE CHILD TO AND/OR FROM SCHOOL; (2) A REQUIREMENT FOR SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION, CERTIFIED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER DULY AUTHORIZED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, OF A DIAG- NOSIS OF A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE LIMITA- TIONS RESULTING FROM SUCH DIAGNOSIS AND THE APPROXIMATE DURATION THAT SUCH LIMITATIONS WILL BE SUFFERED BY THE CHILD, PARENT OR GUARDIAN; (3) A REQUIREMENT FOR SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTATION OF THE NATURE OF THE HARDSHIP INCLUDING THE INABILITY OF THE CHILD TO SAFELY TRAVEL TO AND/OR FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE REQUESTED MEDICAL HARDSHIP WAIVER OR OF THE INABILITY OF THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO SAFELY TRANSPORT THE CHILD TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14813-01-6
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