|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2019||referred to education|
senate Bill S3773
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3773 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3773 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the filing of transportation contracts; provides that the department of education shall send written notice to school districts thirty days prior to the expiration of a transportation contract the department has on file when a district does not have a new contract on file.
S3773 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3773 SPONSOR: O'MARA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the filing of trans- portation contracts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Directs the State Education Department to provide written notice to school districts thirty days before the expiration of a transportation contract in instances where a school has yet to file a new transporta- tion contract. Additionally, allows the Department to waive the penalty imposed for late filing after the school district submits written notice to the Department explaining the reason for late filing and the Depart- ment determines the reason to be of good cause. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends subdivision 2 of section 3625 of the
S3773 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3773 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- 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 the filing of trans- portation contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3625 of the education law, as amended by chapter 474 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 2. Filing of transportation contracts. Every transportation contract shall be filed with the department within one hundred twenty days of the commencement of service under such contract. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SEND WRITTEN NOTICE TO DISTRICTS THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF A TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT THE DEPARTMENT HAS ON FILE WHEN A DISTRICT DOES NOT HAVE A NEW CONTRACT ON FILE. THE WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICT SHALL HAVE THE CONTRACT FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS AND SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PENALTY IF THE CONTRACT IS FILED AFTER SUCH DEADLINE. No transportation expense shall be allowed for a period greater than one hundred twenty days prior to the filing of any contract for the transportation of pupils with the education department. HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER MAY ALLOW FOR THE EXPENSE OF ANY CONTRACT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PUPILS WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FILED AFTER ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS FOR GOOD CAUSE. THE DISTRICT SHALL SUBMIT A NOTICE OF LATE FILING AND REASON OF CAUSE IN WRITING TO THE DEPARTMENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RESPOND IN WRITING WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIVING THE NOTICE OF LATE FILING WITH A DETERMINATION OF GOOD CAUSE. No contract shall be considered filed unless it bears an original signature of the superintendent of a school district or the designee of the superintendent and the sole trustee or president of the board of education of the school district. The final approval of any such contract by the commissioner shall not, however, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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