Bill S2371-2011

Authorizes school district's website to be printed on school buses

Authorizes a school district's website to be printed on school buses at the discretion of the owner or operator of such buses.

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Actions

  • Feb 6, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Feb 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 6, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 24, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 23, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.113
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Feb 14, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Feb 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 8, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 7, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 1, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.54
  • Jan 19, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Feb 1, 2011
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Lanza, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Adams
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 23, 2012
Ayes (19): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2371

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to affixing school district websites on school buses

PURPOSE: The purpose of the legislation is to permit school districts to affix their websites on their fleet of school buses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 1223-a of the vehicle and traffic law to allow school buses to have the uniform resource locator (URL) of the school district's website printed in three inch bold type on the rear of the buses.

EXISTING LAW: Current law only permits school districts to have their phone numbers affixed to the rear of school buses.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, school districts are only permitted to affix their phone numbers on the rear of their fleet of school buses. With all of the recent advancements in technology and communication, many school districts have created their own websites, which have become an increasingly important tool for facilitating open communication between the districts and residents. This legislation will provide members of the community with yet another means of contacting their school district should they so desire. It is important to note that this legislation permits, but does not require, a school district to add their website to the school buses in its fleet School districts should be permitted to affix their websites on the back of their school buses if they so choose.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6826 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2371 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 19, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, GRISANTI, HANNON, JOHNSON, LARKIN, LITTLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to affixing school district websites on school buses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1223-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 94 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 1223-a. School buses; required identification. All school buses, as defined in section one hundred forty-two of this chapter, purchased, leased or acquired on or after September first, nineteen hundred nine- ty-seven shall have the area code and telephone number of the owner and/or operator printed in three inch bold type on the rear of such vehicle. Provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the printing of such information as herein provided on school buses purchased, acquired or leased prior to September first, nineteen hundred ninety-seven. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE OWNER AND/OR OPERATOR, SCHOOL BUSES MAY HAVE THE UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE PRINTED IN THREE INCH BOLD TYPE ON THE REAR OF SUCH VEHICLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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