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ADVOCACY

NYAPT has engaged in advocacy for student and school bus safety for many years. We are proud of our impact on many key laws and regulations that govern our school transportation in New York. We believe our efforts help to keep our children and our school bus fleets safe and secure.

As professionals, we accept the responsibility for advocating before and educating public officials objectively and honestly about the needs of school transportation. We take our role as advocates very seriously. The safety and lives of our children are at stake. We are grateful for the work of our Legislative Committee and the Board of Directors in developing our public advocacy positions.

We are aware of the need to identify and execute measures that will make our operations ever more efficient without compromising safety. Accordingly, our advocacy efforts include recommendations that enhance performance, accountability and efficiency .
 

Below are key documents that reflect our positions on key issues and key source documents for our members to use.  These documents begin with our overall Legislative Agenda which frames our efforts in the coming year.


NYAPT LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: 2017-2018

2018 School Transportation Budget Priorities

2018 School Transportation Legislative Agenda




THE END IS NEAR---June 20th!!

As we reach the ending week of the Legislative Session, we have several bills that are 'active' -- meaning that they have moved in the process far enough to gain traction and actually pass one or both houses.

We are asking your help on them with a focus on two that are VERY active by comparison.  Please contact your own Senators and Assembly Members and urge them to vote in the affirmative For the Children.  They are who ALL of this is for.  

Below is a list of the bills.  If you click on the title of the bill, you will open onto our Memorandum in Support.  That is worth sending to your Legislators over the June 15-17 weekend before they head back to Albany for the Long Mile!


"Many hands makes light the work" (J. Heywood)



FINAL STATE BUDGET INFORMATION 2018-2019
NYAPT MEMBER BRIEFING (being finalized)

* Legislation and Legislative Memoranda *

  click here (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) for a list of legislation that the NYAPT Legislative Committee has reviewed.  
The listing includes links to Bill Summaries as well as Memoranda to SUPPORT or OPPOSE those bills on which we have stated a position.
  

* Links to Key Contacts for Advocacy *

New York State Governor

New York State Assembly

New York State Senate

New York State Board of Regents


* Safety Issues: Board Policy Papers *

Universal Pre-Kindergarten & Transportation  Click on the text to review NYAPT's white paper on transportation issues and needs related to Pre-Kindergarten students.

Safe Schools Transportation Recommendations Click on the text to review NYAPT's white paper and recommendations related to safety and security issues relating to school buses and school transportation facilities.

* State and Federal Regulations *

We are not currently reviewing any key State agency regulations.

We are not currently reviewing any key Federal agency regulations.

 

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