senate Bill S4223

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires comprehensive training for school bus drivers and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate transportation for children with disabilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Feb 06, 2017 referred to education

S4223 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7030
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3650, 3635 & 305, Ed L; amd §1229-d, V & T L; amd §236, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2335, A8481
2013-2014: S5848

S4223 - Summary

Requires comprehensive training for school bus drivers and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate transportation for children with disabilities; provides penalties.

S4223 - Sponsor Memo

S4223 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4223

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the vehicle and  traffic  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  comprehensive training for school bus drivers
  and school bus attendants for safe and appropriate  transportation  of
  children  with disabilities; and to amend the family court act and the
  education law, in relation to school district contracts for  transpor-
  tation

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 2 of section 3650 of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section  5 of part E of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. (A) The commissioner, in consultation with the justice  center  for
the  protection of people with special needs, shall promulgate rules and
regulations requiring every school bus driver  operating  a  school  bus
which has or will have one or more students with a disability as passen-
gers  to  receive COMPREHENSIVE training and instruction relating to the
understanding of, and attention to, the special needs of such  students.
[Such  training  and  instruction  may be included with the training and
instruction required pursuant to paragraph a of subdivision one of  this
section  and shall be provided at least once per year or more frequently
as determined by the commissioner in consultation with the state compre-
hensive school  bus  driver  safety  training  council.]  TRAINING  WILL
PROVIDE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND SCHOOL BUS ATTENDANTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS,  AND  ATTITUDES  NECESSARY TO SAFELY AND APPROPRIATELY TRANSPORT
AND SUPERVISE A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY AS DEFINED BY THE FEDERAL  INDI-
VIDUALS  WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT. THIS TRAINING WILL INCLUDE, AT
A MINIMUM, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF  CHILDREN
AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES INCLUDING DISABILITIES AFFECTING INTELLECTU-
AL, COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL, SENSORY PROCESSING ABILITIES, MOTOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09167-01-7

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