|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 11, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 01, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S5268
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5268 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5268 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Assists districts in covering the cost of purchasing electric school buses SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Details the findings of the Legislature in regards to lessen- ing the effects of climate change through electrifying school transpor- tation. Section 2: Amends subdivision 1 of section 3623-a of the education law.
S5268 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5268 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 1, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD04911-01-1
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