senate Bill S7142

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish a medical hardship waiver policy

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Mar 31, 2016 referred to education

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S7142 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9741
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3635, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4020, A1364
2019-2020: S1670, A4832

S7142 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires 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.

S7142 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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