senate Bill S6591

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the placement of school crossing guards

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Feb 11, 2014 referred to cities

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S6591 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8604
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14-118, NYC Ad Cd

S6591 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the placement of school crossing guards; requires school crossing guards to be placed on each of the corners of streets adjacent to public and private schools in New York City serving students in grades K-8 and on each side of streets with more than four lanes.

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BILL NUMBER:S6591

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to the placement of school crossing guards

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require the City of New York
to place school crossing guards on each and every corner of a city
block containing a public or private school serving students enrolled
in any grade between kindergarten through eight. Additionally, if the
said school borders a street with four or more traffic lanes, the City
of New York shall be required to place additional school crossing
guards on the opposite corners of these busy thoroughfares during
arrival and dismissal times as set forth by the school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill will amend Section 14-118 of the
administrative code of the City of New York by adding two new
subdivisions to Section 1, "d" requiring a school crossing guard on
each and every corner of every city block containing a public or
private school with students enrolled in any grades between
kindergarten through eight and "e" requiring an additional school
crossing guard be placed at said school on the opposite side of any
street corner with four or more traffic lanes during arrival and
dismissal times.

JUSTIFICATION: On December 20, 2013, Noshat Nahian, an 8 year old
student was struck and killed on 61st Street and Northern Boulevard
while crossing the street on his way to PS 152. There was no school
crossing guard assigned to the corner. In December 2012, Miguel
Torres, an eleven year old student at PS 145 was struck and killed at
80th Street and Northern Boulevard while crossing the street on his
way to school. There was one school crossing guard on the school side
of the street, however, Northern Boulevard is seven lanes wide and the
student and crossing guard could not interact. No young student should
have to cross a seven lane roadway without proper supervision.

Every school, public or private, that has students enrolled in any
grade between kindergarten through eight should have a school crossing
guard at every corner of every city block containing the said school
for the purposes of assisting in the safe passage of students across
streets immediately surrounding the school during arrival and
dismissal times. Additionally, any street that has four or more
traffic lanes immediately bordering a school should be required to
have at least one school crossing guard on each side of these large
capacity roadways.

In light of a number of preventable traffic related deaths to school
children in my district and a total of 173 pedestrians killed
throughout the City of New York in 2013, the need to ensure the safety
of our students is more pressing than ever. In the first two weeks of
this year alone, traffic accidents killed eleven people. In several
instances of school related traffic accidents, children were crossing
busy thoroughfares with six or more lanes with no school crossing
guards on the opposite corners of the street during school hours. This
bill can and will prevent some of these tragic accidents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.


FISCAL IMPACT: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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

                                  6591

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to the placement of school crossing guards

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

  Section 1. Section 14-118 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
New  York  is  amended by adding two new subdivisions d and e to read as
follows:
  D. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL  CROSSING  GUARD
TO  BE  ON  EACH  AND  EVERY  CORNER OF EVERY CITY BLOCK THAT CONTAINS A
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL WITH STUDENTS ENROLLED IN  ANY  GRADES  BETWEEN
KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH  EIGHT  DURING  ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES AS SET
FORTH BY THE SCHOOL.
  E. ANY STREET WITH FOUR OR MORE TRAFFIC LANES  THAT  BORDERS  A  BLOCK
WITH  A  PUBLIC  OR  PRIVATE SCHOOL WITH STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ANY GRADES
BETWEEN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHT SHALL REQUIRE  AN  ADDITIONAL  SCHOOL
CROSSING  GUARD AND SUCH CROSSING GUARDS SHALL BE PLACED ON THE OPPOSITE
CORNERS OF SUCH STREET RESPECTIVELY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13380-02-4

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