SENATE BILL NO. 1344

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S1344..........................................................by EDUCATION
SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION - Amends existing law relating to pupil
transportation to provide that the current pupil transportation model
contract developed by the State Department of Education shall be used; to
allow for addenda to meet local requirements; to require the submission of
contracts prior to signing for review and approval; to require the State
Superintendent of Public Instruction to respond within a stated time period
by notifying school districts of contract approval or changes; and to
provide for appeal to the State Board of Education.
                                                                        
02/16    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/26    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/27    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/01    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton(Duncan), Darrington, Davis, Gannon,
      Geddes, Goedde, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai,
      McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble(Anderson), Noh, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Hill, Marley
    Floor Sponsor - Goedde
    Title apvd - to House
03/02    House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/08    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/09    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10    3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-2-3
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet,
      Jones, Kellogg, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
      McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen,
      Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen,
      Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Barrett, Kulczyk
      Absent and excused -- Campbell, Trail, Wills
    Floor Sponsor - Boe
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/15    Sp signed
03/16    To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 136
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1344
                                                                        
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO PUPIL TRANSPORTATION; AMENDING SECTION  33-1510,  IDAHO  CODE,  TO
  3        PROVIDE  THAT THE CURRENT PUPIL TRANSPORTATION MODEL CONTRACT DEVELOPED BY
  4        THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL BE USED, TO ALLOW FOR  ADDENDA  TO
  5        MEET  LOCAL  REQUIREMENTS, TO REQUIRE THE SUBMISSION OF CONTRACTS PRIOR TO
  6        SIGNING FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL, TO REQUIRE THE  STATE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF
  7        PUBLIC  INSTRUCTION  TO  RESPOND  WITHIN A STATED TIME PERIOD BY NOTIFYING
  8        SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF CONTRACT APPROVAL  OR  CHANGES,  AND  TO  PROVIDE  FOR
  9        APPEAL TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
                                                                        
 10    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
 11        SECTION  1.  That  Section 33-1510, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
 12    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 13        33-1510.  CONTRACTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. (1) All contracts  entered
 14    into  by boards of trustees for the transportation of pupils shall be in writ-
 15    ing in a form approved by using the current pupil  transportation  model  con-
 16    tract  developed  by  the  state department of education. School districts may
 17    attach to the model contract addenda to meet local requirements.  School  dis-
 18    tricts  shall  submit to the state superintendent of public instruction a copy
 19    of the pupil transportation contract prior to both parties signing it,  for  a
 20    review of legal requirements and appropriate costs and for final approval. The
 21    state  superintendent  of  public instruction shall respond to the school dis-
 22    trict within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the postmarked  receipt  of  the
 23    contract  by  notifying  the school district of contract approval or of recom-
 24    mended or required changes. A school district may appeal to the state board of
 25    education any changes the state superintendent requires,  in  which  case  the
 26    state board may, upon review, approve the contract without such changes.
 27        (2)  No  contract  shall  be  executed covering a period of time exceeding
 28    five (5) years. School districts shall advertise, bid and contract for all bus
 29    transportation service routes at a single time, and contract with  the  lowest
 30    responsible bidder or bidders meeting the specifications.
 31        (3)  Before  entering  into  such  contracts,  the board of trustees shall
 32    invite bids by twice giving notice as provided in  section  33-402  g.,  Idaho
 33    Code, and shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                                 
                             RS 14077
                                 
The Office of Performance Evaluation, in its study of pupil
transportation, recommended that the Department of Education
review and approve local contracts for pupil transportation. This
legislation incorporates their suggestion but also provides for an
appeal process to the State Board of Education should a local
district disagree with Department conclusions.





                          FISCAL IMPACT
                     


Minimal cost of contract review, based on the small number of
contracts statewide and the duration of each contract.



Contact
Name:  Senator John Goedde
Phone: 332 1000
              
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         S 1344