Bill S7819A-2009

Extends the effectiveness of certain provisions of law relating to the education law relating to contracts for the transportation of school children

Extends the effectiveness of Chapter 552 of 1995, amending education law relating to contracts for the transportation of school children.

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Actions

  • Jun 8, 2010: SUBSTITUTED BY A11067
  • Jun 7, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 3, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 2, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.704
  • May 25, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 7819A
  • May 25, 2010: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • May 13, 2010: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jun 2, 2010
Ayes (16): Oppenheimer, Breslin, Serrano, Espada, Squadron, Stavisky, Huntley, Addabbo, Foley, Flanagan, Saland, LaValle, Seward, Marcellino, Little, Padavan
Ayes W/R (1): Johnson C
Absent (1): Montgomery
Excused (1): Morahan

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7819A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 552 of the laws of 1995 amending the education law relating to contracts for the transportation of school children, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:

This legislation would extend existing law that enables school districts to amend transportation contracts to comply with new laws or regulations or to increase student safety.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would amend section 2 of chapter 552 of the laws of 1995 as last amended by chapter 267 of the laws of 2007 to extend the effective date until January 1, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION:

This law allows school districts to amend transportation contracts to comply with new federal, state or local laws or regulations or to implement changes in school bus technology that will enhance student safety. Without this law, contracts might have to be rebid in these circumstances, wasting school district resources. The amendments are subject to the approval of the commissioner, and cannot add to the state or school district's cost for the contract or be used to circumvent a required competitive process. This law has been extended repeatedly since 1995.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill; however, this provision has previously been extended in:

2007: Chapter 267 2004: Section 64 of Part C of Chapter 57 2001: Chapter 573 1998: Chapter 356

This provision originally became law in 1995 as Chapter 552.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This bill is not expected to have any cost to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7819--A IN SENATE May 13, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- commit- tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom- mitted to said committee AN ACT to amend chapter 552 of the laws of 1995 amending the education law relating to contracts for the transportation of school children, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 552 of the laws of 1995 amending the education law relation to contracts for the transportation of school children, as amended by chapter 267 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law and shall remain in full force and effect until January 1, [2011] 2014, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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