STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 11021 IN ASSEMBLY September 16, 2020 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Cusick) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain public and nonpublic schools to provide transportation or reimburse- ment for transportation for certain students residing in an area containing at least three hundred students within a one-mile radius The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 3627 of the 2 education law, as amended by section 7 of part A of chapter 56 of the 3 laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: 4 (b) reimbursing the cost incurred by licensed transportation carriers 5 pursuant to contracts with such school district for providing transpor- 6 tation for those children attending public and nonpublic schools in 7 grades kindergarten through six who remain at the same school for which 8 they are enrolled for regularly scheduled academic classes from half- 9 past nine o'clock in the morning or earlier until four o'clock in the 10 afternoon or later, on weekdays, and reside at least one mile from their 11 school of attendance for grades three through six, and at least one-half 12 mile from their school of attendance for grades kindergarten through two 13 and 14 (c) notwithstanding section thirty-six hundred thirty-five of this 15 article or any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, providing 16 transportation of up to fifteen miles or reimbursing the costs incurred 17 by licensed transportation carriers pursuant to contracts with the 18 school district for providing such transportation, regardless of borough 19 or county lines, for those children attending public and nonpublic 20 schools in grades kindergarten through six who remain at the same school 21 for which they are enrolled for regularly scheduled academic classes 22 from half-past nine o'clock in the morning or earlier until four o'clock 23 in the afternoon or later, on weekdays, and reside in an area containing 24 at least three hundred students within a one-mile radius; provided, 25 however, that this paragraph shall only apply to students who, during 26 the two thousand fifteen-two thousand sixteen school year, resided in EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10017-01-9A. 11021 2 1 the borough of the school they are currently attending and who no longer 2 reside in such borough and to the siblings of such students; and 3 provided further, however, that any reimbursement costs incurred by a 4 city having a population of one million or more pursuant to this para- 5 graph shall not exceed the maximum amount allowed pursuant to this 6 section. 7 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.