Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district; prohibits advertisements for tobacco or alcohol products or for political advocacy; provides all advertisements require prior approval by the local board of education; provides revenue to be retained by the school district making such contract; provides provisions do not apply to cities with a population of one million or more.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to advertising on the exterior sides of school buses
This legislation would allow boards of educations to enter into contracts for the sale or lease of advertising on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would allow boards of educations to enter into contracts for the sale or lease of advertising on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district. Further this legislation states that certain ads shall be prohibited, and gives the commissioner the ability to deem certain products or services as inappropriate to be advertised. This legislation states further that all advertisements shall require the prior approval of the local board of education. It explains that revenue will be retained by the school district and shall not impact any calculation, award or grant of state aid to such school district. This legislation provides an exemption for cities with a population of one million or more.
Section 2 is the effective date.
At a time when Our School Districts are facing unprecedented cuts in education funding we need to look at alternative means for bringing in revenues. Some states, including New Jersey have enacted laws allowing school districts to sell advertisement space on school buses. Selling or leasing advertising space is a creative way to allow school districts to raise revenue to support important scholastic activities.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: referred to education.
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1587--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, BONACIC, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to advertising on the exterior sides of school buses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3638 to read as follows: S 3638. ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES. 1. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF ADVERTISING SPACE ON THE EXTERIOR SIDES OF SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR LEASED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. 2. ADVERTISEMENTS FOR TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL PRODUCTS OR FOR POLITICAL ADVOCACY SHALL BE PROHIBITED, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ADVERTISEMENTS FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR BY SPONSORS THAT THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS INAPPROPRIATE. 3. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS SHALL REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION. 4. REVENUE DERIVED FROM ADVERTISEMENT CONTRACTS SHALL BE RETAINED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAKING SUCH CONTRACT, PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH REVENUE SHALL NOT IMPACT ANY CALCULATION OR AWARD OR GRANT OF STATE AID TO SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT. 5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04131-02-3