senate Bill S5096

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to contracts for the transportation of school children

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee New York City Education Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to new york city education
May 01, 2019 committee discharged and committed to new york city education
Apr 09, 2019 referred to education


S5096 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate New York City Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S5096 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires contracts for the transportation of school children in a city of at least one million inhabitants to contain provisions for the retention or preference in hiring of school bus workers.

S5096 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5096 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 9, 2019

Introduced  by Sens. JACKSON, LIU -- 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  contracts  for  the
  transportation of school children


  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 14 of section 305 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 273 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. (1) All contracts for the transportation of  school  children,  all
contracts  to maintain school buses owned or leased by a school district
that are used for the transportation of school children,  all  contracts
for  mobile  instructional units, and all contracts to provide, maintain
and operate cafeteria or restaurant service by a  private  food  service
management company shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner,
who  may  disapprove a proposed contract if, in [his] THE opinion OF THE
COMMISSIONER, the best interests of the district will be promoted there-
by. Except as provided in paragraph e  of  this  subdivision,  all  such
contracts involving an annual expenditure in excess of the amount speci-
fied  for  purchase contracts in the bidding requirements of the general
municipal law shall be awarded to the lowest responsible  bidder,  which
responsibility  shall  be  determined  by  the board of education or the
trustee of a district, with power hereby vested in the  commissioner  to
reject any or all bids if, in [his] THE opinion OF THE COMMISSIONER, the
best  interests  of the district will be promoted thereby and, upon such
rejection of all bids, the commissioner shall order the board of  educa-
tion  or  trustee  of  the  district  to  seek,  obtain and consider new
proposals. All proposals for such  transportation,  maintenance,  mobile
instructional  units,  or  cafeteria  and restaurant service shall be in
such form as the commissioner may prescribe.    Advertisement  for  bids
shall  be published in a newspaper or newspapers designated by the board

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


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