assembly Bill A8366

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the viewing of footage captured by an interior school bus camera in certain circumstances

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Oct 20, 2021 referred to education

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A8366 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8858
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3638, Ed L

A8366 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the viewing of photo or video footage captured by a camera installed inside a school bus, by a parent or guardian of a pupil, when such parent, guardian or pupil reports any incident of physical harm, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurring against the pupil while such pupil travelled on such school bus.

A8366 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8366
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  providing  for  the
   viewing  of  footage  captured  by  an  interior  school bus camera in
   certain circumstances
 
   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 3638
 to read as follows:
   § 3638. ACCESS TO SCHOOL BUS CAMERA FOOTAGE. 1. EACH BOARD  OF  EDUCA-
 TION  OR BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT POLICIES TO ALLOW FOR THE VIEWING
 OF PHOTO OR VIDEO FOOTAGE CAPTURED BY A CAMERA INSTALLED INSIDE A SCHOOL
 BUS, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-TWO  OF  THE
 VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW,  BY  A  PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PUPIL WHO IS
 TRANSPORTED TO AND FROM SCHOOL OR TO AND  FROM  SCHOOL-SPONSORED  ACTIV-
 ITIES  BY  SUCH  SCHOOL BUS, WHEN SUCH PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PUPIL REPORTS
 ANY INCIDENT OF PHYSICAL  HARM,  HARASSMENT,  INTIMIDATION  OR  BULLYING
 OCCURRING  AGAINST  THE  PUPIL WHILE SUCH PUPIL TRAVELLED ON SUCH SCHOOL
 BUS.
   2. THE POLICIES ADOPTED BY EACH BOARD OF EDUCATION OR BOARD  OF  TRUS-
 TEES  SHALL  REQUIRE  FOOTAGE  TO BE VIEWED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE
 DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS, THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OR  A  SCHOOL  OFFICIAL.  SUCH
 POLICIES  SHALL  COMPLY  WITH  APPLICABLE  STATE REGULATIONS AND FEDERAL
 PRIVACY LAWS.  SUCH POLICIES MAY ESTABLISH A  PROCESS  OR  TIMEFRAME  BY
 WHICH  A  PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN SHALL REQUEST ACCESS TO VIEW THE PHOTO OR
 VIDEO FOOTAGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11805-01-1