Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2016
reported and committed to finance
|Apr 22, 2016
referred to education
Senate Bill S7376
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7376 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S7376 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7376 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to school district shared transportation services; and to provide for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE : To provide an incentive for school districts to share pupil transportation and reduce costs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends Section 3602 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph f to subdivision seven. Section 2 gives effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Currently, school districts receive state transportation aid for students they transport to educational programs based on their approved eligible expenses. There is little incentive for school districts to reduce costs through sharing transportation among school districts because the more they spend the more aid they get. This is especially true for low wealth districts that are aided up to 90
2015-S7376 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7376 I N S E N A T E April 22, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 school district shared transportation services; and to provide for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3602 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows: F. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER APPORTIONMENT UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, FOR THE TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THERE- AFTER, A SCHOOL DISTRICT OTHER THAN A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE INHABITANTS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN INCENTIVE APPORTIONMENT FOR PROVIDING SHARED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO ONE OR MORE OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE AMOUNT OF SUCH APPORTIONMENT UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE PRODUCT OF (I) THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE RECEIVED FROM ANOTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PROVIDING SHARED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO ONE OR MORE OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND (II) TEN PERCENT. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PARA- GRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE ANY CONTRACT FOR SHARED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN ONE OR MORE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE AND PROVIDED A SCHOOL DISTRICT CLAIMING AN INCENTIVE APPOR- TIONMENT UNDER SUCH CONTRACT SHALL DEMONSTRATE COST SAVINGS IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER. IF THE TOTAL STATEWIDE APPORTIONMENT UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH EXCEEDS THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000), INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ALLOCATIONS SHALL BE PRORATED TO ENSURE THAT THE APPORTIONMENT FOR SUCH SHARED TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVE AID DOES NOT EXCEED THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000), PROVIDED THAT SUCH PRORATED APPORTIONMENT COMPUTED AND PAYABLE AS OF SEPTEMBER ONE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR WHICH SUCH AID IS CLAIMED SHALL BE DEEMED FINAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed three years thereafter.
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