|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S1971
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1971 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1971 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1971 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to universal pre-kinder- garten school bus transportation PURPOSE: This bill would ensure that universal pre-kindergarten transportation can be reimbursed like any other pupil transportation service, allowing for the expansion of safe travel to and from beneficial educational programs for the youth of our state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph g of subdivision 1 of Section 3635 of the Education Law to state that costs for pupil transportation for the purposes of universal pre-kindergarten and district-sponsored are aida- ble.
S1971 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1971 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- 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 universal pre-kinder- garten school bus transportation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the educa- tion law, as added by chapter 244 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: g. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the trustees or board of education of any school district may, in its discretion, provide transportation for students attending a universal pre-kindergarten program in addition to transportation funded by such program or transportation for students attending another district spon- sored or district-run pre-kindergarten program, within mileage limits established by the school district; if provided such transportation shall be offered equally to all children in like circumstances residing in the district. The cost of providing such transportation shall be a charge upon the district [and]; PROVIDED THAT for purposes of subdivi- sion seven of section thirty-six hundred two of this [chapter] ARTICLE, such pupils shall be considered [non] allowable pupils and the costs of their transportation shall [not] be aidable. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the 2023--2024 school year and all school years commencing thereafter. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02285-01-1
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