A01470 Summary:

BILL NO    A01470B

SAME AS    
SAME AS S00248-B

SPONSOR    Cusick

COSPNSR    McDonough

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S3635, Ed L

Allows boards of education, upon written request of a parent or guardian, to
provide transportation to and from school for a child residing within the two
or three mile designated area to use an already established pick up/drop off
location outside of such two or three mile designated area; requires requests
to specify explanations for the request; requires board of education to provide
a written explanation to the parents as to the reasons for approval or denial.
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A01470 Actions:

BILL NO    A01470B

01/12/2015 referred to education
05/26/2015 amend and recommit to education
05/26/2015 print number 1470a
06/05/2015 amend and recommit to education
06/05/2015 print number 1470b
01/06/2016 referred to education
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A01470 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01470 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1470B
 
SPONSOR: Cusick (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of education to provide certain children transporta- tion to school   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows boards of education to provide certain children transportation to school for a lesser distance than two miles.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law to allow for a child residing within the two or three mile designated area to upon approval of the school use and already established pick up/drop off location outside of the designated area. Section 2. Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Upon approval of the board, this legislation would permit students who live within the two or three mile designated area to access transportation at an already established pick up and drop off location outside of the two or three mile designated area. Giving school districts this flexibility would allow them to make determinations on a case by case basis taking into consideration factors such as availabili- ty of seating on current buses traveling on established routes and the safety of routes for students who live within two or three mile desig- nated area traveling to school.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: A.9978 - died in Transportation/S.6404 - Passed Senate.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A01470 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         1470--B
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CUSICK, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
          again reported from said committee with amendments, ordered  reprinted
          as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of
          education to provide certain children transportation to school
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of section 3635 of the education law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph h to read as follows:
     3    h. (i) A board of education of any school district shall, upon written
     4  request of a parent or guardian of a child attending grades kindergarten
     5  through eight who lives within two  miles  from  the  school  that  they
     6  legally  attend or a parent or guardian of a child attending grades nine
     7  through twelve who lives within three miles from the  school  that  they
     8  legally  attend,  make  a  determination  as to whether a child residing
     9  within the two or three mile distance limitation may for reasons related
    10  to safety or other extraordinary circumstances  use  an  already  estab-
    11  lished  pick-up  and/or  drop-off  point on an already established route
    12  outside of such two or three mile distance limitation. Written  requests
    13  shall specify explanations for the request, including but not limited to
    14  any  potential  hardships  or  hazards  to the child's safety due to the
    15  parent or guardian's inability to  accompany  their  child  to  or  from
    16  school  as  well  as  the  pick-up  and/or drop-off point closest to the
    17  child's place of residence.
    18    (ii) Upon receipt of such written  request,  the  board  of  education
    19  shall  determine  whether the child shall be permitted to use an already
    20  established pick-up and/or drop-off point and shall  provide  a  written
    21  explanation  to  the  parent  or  guardian making such request as to the
    22  reasons for approval or denial for such request.  Before  the  board  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02192-04-5

        A. 1470--B                          2
 
     1  education  makes its decision, it shall determine whether permitting the
     2  child to use an already established pick-up and/or drop-off point  would
     3  incur additional costs to the school district that would be in excess of
     4  the  amount  appropriated in the school district budget. If it is deter-
     5  mined that such request would  incur  additional  costs  to  the  school
     6  district,  then  the  board  of  education must identify and include the
     7  nature and amount of the additional costs in the written explanation  to
     8  the  parent or guardian making such written request and receive approval
     9  of the qualified voters of the district at  the  annual  meeting  before
    10  allowing  the  child  to  use  the pick-up and/or drop-off point for the
    11  school year for which  transportation  is  requested.  If  such  written
    12  request is approved by the board of education, such child may be permit-
    13  ted  to  use  the pick-up and/or drop-off point specified in the request
    14  immediately. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to require the
    15  board of education to hold a special meeting of the district in order to
    16  approve such request by a parent or guardian.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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