BILL NO A08604
SAME AS SAME AS S06591
SPONSOR DenDekker (MS)
COSPNSR Aubry, Clark, Benedetto, Mosley, Miller, Robinson, Sepulveda, Perry,
MLTSPNSR Abbate, Brennan, Camara, Cook, Glick, Hevesi, Hikind, O'Donnell,
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.
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,
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:
None to the state.
This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
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.