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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S256
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S256 - Details
S256 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S256 TITLE OF BILL: 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 SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends the Education Law by adding a new section 3624-a. Provides that the Commissioner of Education (in consultation with the Department of Transportation) shall promulgate regulations requiring each school bus used to transport students to be equipped with a video monitoring system. Requires districts to establish policies on the use of such systems, linking them to the district's code of conduct and policies on discipline and vehicle operation. Provides for notification to students and drivers that videotaping may occur and for storage and review of such videotape by district staff. Section 2 Amends section 3621 of the Education Law by adding a new subdivision 13-a. Defines "school bus video monitoring system." Section 3 Amends section 3623-a(2)(c) of the Education Law. Includes the purchase and installation of school bus video monitoring systems as a proper school district expense.
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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