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A08366 Summary:

BILL NOA08366
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSimpson
 
COSPNSRMontesano, Brabenec, Giglio JM
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 3638, Ed L
 
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.
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A08366 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8366
 
SPONSOR: Simpson
  TITLE OF BILL: 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   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will provide parents and guardians with a reasonable path towards accessing available video & photographic documentation that pertains to any incident occurring on a school bus that results in the potential impairment of their child's well-being.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: School boards throughout New York State will establish policies to allow for viewing of photo or video footage captured by camera installed inside a school bus, by a parent or guardian of a pupil when an instance of physical harm, harassment, intimidation, or bullying has occurred.   JUSTIFICATION: The safety and well-being of our children is among the first and fore- most responsibilities our school districts are tasked with. Fulfilling this duty in the most literal sense often begins and ends with a child's experience on the bus ride to and from school. Student safety best practices first begins with creating an environment that is conducive to establishing routinely positive and constructive experiences. The second is in the remedy through which incidents of undesirable experiences are resolved. Video monitoring systems help provide a record of overall rider behav- iors and provide vital context when investigating inappropriate behav- iors. Ensuring availability of this record in the fullest extent not just for school administration but parents as well, is essential in providing the necessary tools to resolve individual cases as well as potential problems that require long term fundamental issues as well.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take place immediately.
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