senate Bill S256

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for all school buses to be equipped with on-board video cameras; for policies and procedures relating to their use; and for financing their installation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

S256 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A24
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3624-a, amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S286, A1109
2009-2010: S3151, A8846

S256 - Summary

Provides for all school buses to be equipped with one or more on-board video monitoring systems, for policies and procedures relating to their use, and for financing their purchase and installation as part of the apportionment of public monies for school transportation expenses.

S256 - Sponsor Memo

S256 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   256

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the vehicle and  traffic  law,  in
  relation to providing for the installation and use of video monitoring
  systems on school buses

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3624-a
to read as follows:
  S 3624-A. SCHOOL BUS VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEMS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION,  SHALL  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF
EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE FOR THE  INSTALLATION  AND
USE  OF  ONE  OR MORE SCHOOL BUS VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN-A OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF  THIS
ARTICLE,  ON  EVERY  SCHOOL  BUS,  AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF SUCH
SECTION, THAT IS PURCHASED, LEASED,  CONTRACTED  FOR  OR  USED  FOR  THE
TRANSPORTATION  OF ENROLLED PUPILS FOR ANY REASON BY SUCH DISTRICT OR BY
A SCHOOL WITHIN THE DISTRICT. THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION,  IN
CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER,  SHALL  AMEND THE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE
OF  THIS  ARTICLE, TO REQUIRE THAT EVERY SCHOOL BUS BE EQUIPPED WITH ONE
OR MORE SCHOOL BUS VIDEO  MONITORING  SYSTEMS  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE-J OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVEN-
TY-FIVE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW AND THIS SECTION.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER'S  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  SHALL REQUIRE SCHOOL
DISTRICTS TO PROMULGATE, COMMUNICATE AND ENFORCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN USING ON-BOARD VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEMS. SUCH  POLI-
CIES  AND PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE AT A MINIMUM, AND SHALL BE CONSISTENT
WITH, THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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