senate Bill S5268

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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May 11, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S5268
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0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

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S5268 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6754
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3623-a, 3602 & 1709, Ed L; amd §§1115 & 1210, Tax L

S5268 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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