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2022 NYSBCA Legislative Priorities
Through working with the legislature and the second floor, we will continue to be in the forefront of advocating for the right level of resources to ensure that the goal of keeping kids safe is not sacrificed on a narrow-minded budget mentality that is both penny-wise and pound foolish. Accountants and budget experts have an important role to play, but we must always remember that at times these fiscal experts have a trained incapacity to understand larger and meaningful public policy goals.
NYSBCA will advocate for the following school transportation priorities and work with the Governor, the State Legislature, and to the Board of Regents to ensure they are given every consideration for the 2022 Legislative Session:
FOREFRONT OF ANYTHING ELECTRIC BUS RELATED AND FOCUSED
CONTRACT MODIFICATION RELATED TO WAGES, BENEFITS AND COMPLIANCE
GUARANTEED STATE AID FOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION – 180 DAYS
CONTINUING ‘EXPENSE BASED’ AID
3RD PARTY TESTING AND/OR PERMITTING
As always, we will continue to track and monitor legislation that can potentially hurt the industry and make sure that NYSBCA is a part of discussion with the key-decision makers on these initiatives. Our goal is always to educate the elected officials as to the practicality and reasonableness of any proposal and to continue to be the industry experts that the elected officials come to whenever they are confronted with anything pupil transportation related.
For additional information contact: Bradley Gerstman, Esq., Gotham Government Relations at (516) 880-8170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.