A08604 Summary:

BILL NO    A08604 

SAME AS    SAME AS S06591

SPONSOR    DenDekker (MS)

COSPNSR    Aubry, Clark, Benedetto, Mosley, Miller, Robinson, Sepulveda, Perry,
           Millman, Brook-Krasny, Crespo

MLTSPNSR   Abbate, Brennan, Camara, Cook, Glick, Hevesi, Hikind, O'Donnell,
           Titone

Amd S14-118, NYC Ad Cd

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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A08604 Actions:

BILL NO    A08604 

01/27/2014 referred to cities
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A08604 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08604 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A8604

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 OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

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 contain-
ing  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 dismiss-
al 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 addi-
tional 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 615' 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 IS 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,  North-
ern  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 cross-
ing 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  thorough-
fares with six or more lanes with no school crossing guards on the oppo-
site  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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A08604 Text:

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

                                         8604

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 27, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER, AUBRY -- read once and referred 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:

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