senate Bill S9472

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires schools and daycare facilities to maintain evacuation plans for children with disabilities during a lockdown or emergency situation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Disabilities Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 referred to disabilities

S9472 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Disabilities
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4411, Ed L; add §390-m, Soc Serv L

S9472 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires schools and daycare facilities to maintain evacuation plans for children with disabilities during a lockdown or emergency situation.

S9472 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9472 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9472
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 1, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
   relation to requiring schools and daycare facilities to maintain evac-
   uation plans for children with disabilities during a lockdown or emer-
   gency situation

   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  4411
 to read as follows:
   §  4411. EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLANS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. 1.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IT  SHALL  BE  THE
 DUTY OF EVERY BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND
 THE  CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO ESTABLISH AND MAIN-
 TAIN AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN  FOR  CHILDREN  WITH  DISABILITIES  IN
 SCHOOLS.
   2.  EACH  EMERGENCY  EVACUATION PLAN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:
   (A) PROCEDURES FOR EVACUATING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES;
   (B) A LIST OF CHILDREN ATTENDING EACH SCHOOL WITHIN THE  DISTRICT  WHO
 HAVE A DISABILITY AND WHO WOULD NEED ASSISTANCE WITH EVACUATION DURING A
 LOCKDOWN OR ANY OTHER EMERGENCY SITUATION; AND
   (C)  THE  LOCATION AND TYPE OF EVACUATION ASSISTANCE DEVICES OR ASSIS-
 TIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE BUILDING.
   3. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL MAKE THE PLAN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO  THIS
 SECTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO:
   (A) LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE SAFETY PERSONNEL; AND
   (B)  EMPLOYEES,  PARENTS  OF  CHILDREN,  AND OTHER PERSONNEL AS DEEMED
 NECESSARY.
   4. A COPY OF SUCH PLAN SHALL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL  TIMES  IN  A  PLACE
 EASILY  ACCESSIBLE  BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE SAFETY PERSONNEL AND SCHOOL
 EMPLOYEES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16029-01-2
 S. 9472                             2

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