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S04434 Summary:

Amd S3635, Ed L
Enacts the school bus mandate relief act authorizing school districts, in their discretion, to provide student transportation based upon patterns of actual ridership.
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S04434 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 369
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      April 5, 2011
        Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Education  --  reported
          favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
          ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
          its place in the order of third reading

        AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to enacting the school
          bus mandate relief act
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "school bus
     2  mandate relief act".
     3    §  2.  Section  3635  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
     4  subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     5    8.   A board of education may,  at  its  discretion,  provide  student
     6  transportation  based  upon  patterns  of  actual  ridership. The actual
     7  ridership shall be based upon the history and experience that  yields  a
     8  consistent pattern of eligible pupils not using district transportation;
     9  or  modeling  of  future  ridership;  or  the  sharing of transportation

    10  regionally; or other criteria determined by  the  school  district  that
    11  ensures  that all students in need of transportation receive it. Nothing
    12  in this section shall  reduce  or  relieve  school  districts  from  the
    13  responsibility  of providing transportation to students otherwise eligi-
    14  ble and actually in need of such  transportation.  Any  school  district
    15  that,  at  its discretion, has elected to provide student transportation
    16  based upon patterns of actual ridership shall place such  plans  on  the
    17  school  district's  website  on or before August fifteenth of the school
    18  year in which the transportation plan will be implemented.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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