|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to education|
|Feb 06, 2017||referred to education|
senate Bill S4223
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4223 - Details
S4223 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4223 TITLE OF BILL : 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 transportation SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL : Section 1: Subdivision 2 of section 3650 of the education law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: a) The commissioner in consultation with the state commission on quality care and advocacy for persons with disabilities, shall make rules and regulations requiring every school bus driver who has one or more students with a disability as passengers to receive comprehensive training and instruction relating to the understanding of special needs of such students. Training will provide school bus drivers and 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 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The training will include at a minimum an introduction to the characteristics and needs of children and youth with a wide
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.
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