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Bill S2460-2013

Authorizes and directs the commissioner to develop guidelines for transportation of students on field trips

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of education to develop guidelines for transportation of students on field trips.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 17, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S2460

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing and directing the commissioner to develop guidelines for transportation of students on field trips

PURPOSE: To allow the commissioner to authorize and direct the development of guidelines for the transportation of pupils attending school in the boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island while on field trips.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amend Section 1. Section 305 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 43 to allow the commissioner to authorize and direct the development of guidelines for the transportation of pupils attending school in the boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island to the location of field trips during and outside of school hours on school buses owned or leased by school districts located in such boroughs, Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, such transportation shall be provided to locations within twenty miles outside of the boundaries of the said boroughs and to any location within the city.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would allow for schools to take pupils on field trips outside of the City of New York to locations within twenty miles outside of the boundaries of the city and to any location within the five boroughs. Taking into consideration the area and size of New York City, this bill would give greater freedom to schools with regard to the transportation of pupils on field trips in and outside of the city.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4366 - Referred to Education / A.2626 Referred to Education 2011: S.4366 - Referred to Education 2010: A.11140 - Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2460 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing and directing the commissioner to develop guidelines for transportation of students on field trips THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 43 to read as follows: 43. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PUPILS ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE BOROUGHS OF THE BRONX, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, QUEENS AND STATEN ISLAND TO THE LOCATION OF FIELD TRIPS DURING AND OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS ON SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR LEASED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED IN SUCH BOROUGHS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, SUCH TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO LOCATIONS WITHIN TWENTY MILES OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BOROUGHS OF THE BRONX, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, QUEENS AND STATEN ISLAND AND TO ANY LOCATION WITHIN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOCATED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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