|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2019||committee discharged and committed to new york city education|
|Apr 09, 2019||referred to education|
senate Bill S5096
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee New York City Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5096 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate New York City Education
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §305, Ed L
S5096 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5096 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to contracts for the transportation of school children PURPOSE: This bill would provide employee protection provisions for New York City school bus drivers and attendants. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Subdivision 14 of Section 305 of the Education Law by adding a new paragraph that requires a board of education of a school district located in a city with at least one million inhabitants to include employee protection provisions in its contracts for the trans- portation of schoolchildren. The board of education's transportation contract must include provisions for the retention or preference in hiring of school bus workers and for the preservation of wages, health, welfare, and retirement benefits and seniority for school bus workers.
S5096 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5096 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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