senate Bill S3773

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the filing of transportation contracts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Feb 14, 2019 referred to education

S3773 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5473
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3625, Ed L

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

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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