assembly Bill A6754

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows for reimbursement of school districts for the purchase or lease of electric school buses

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Mar 29, 2021 referred to education


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A6754 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3623-a, 3602 & 1709, Ed L; amd §§1115 & 1210, Tax L

A6754 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows for the reimbursement of certain costs of school districts for the purchase or lease of electric school buses.

A6754 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              March 29, 2021
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the tax law, in relation to allow-
   ing for reimbursement of school districts for the purchase or lease of
   electric school buses
   Section 1. Legislative Findings. The Legislature hereby finds that New
 York  State  has an interest in lessening the effects of climate change,
 as demonstrated by the passage of the Climate Leadership  and  Community
 Protection  Act  (CLCPA).  The Legislature finds that fuel combustion in
 the transportation sector is the largest contributor (36%) of greenhouse
 gas emissions in the state. The  Legislature  further  finds  that  most
 school  buses  in use today emit harmful diesel exhaust, contributing to
 air pollution and its resulting health effects.  The  Legislature  finds
 that  often,  the effects of these emissions are felt disproportionately
 by disadvantaged communities. The Legislature further finds  that  there
 are  over 300 school districts using bus contractors across the state to
 transport students. The Legislature further finds that New  York  school
 bus  contractors transport over two million children a day. The Legisla-
 ture further finds that the operating and maintenance costs of  electric
 buses are much lower than diesel buses--potentially saving schools thou-
 sands of dollars per year. The Legislature hereby declares that there is
 an  interest  in  electrifying  school transportation to garner the many
 widespread benefits of such  action,  including  local  diesel  emission
 reductions, reduced operating and maintenance costs for schools, and the
 overall  reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as required by law and to
 fight against climate change.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3623-a of the education law  is  amended
 by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:

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