Authorizes a school district's website to be printed on school buses at the discretion of the owner or operator of such buses.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Absent (1): Sampson
Excused (1): Montgomery
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, S.2371 of 2011
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3032 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08130-01-3