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A03093 Summary:

BILL NOA03093
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01925
 
SPONSORFahy
 
COSPNSRGriffin, Buttenschon, Sillitti, Stern, Simon, Smith, McDonald
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3635-b, Ed L
 
Adds additional factors to be considered when determining if a child safety zone should be considered hazardous.
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A03093 Actions:

BILL NOA03093
 
01/22/2021referred to education
05/12/2021reported referred to ways and means
05/26/2021reported referred to rules
06/02/2021reported
06/02/2021rules report cal.300
06/02/2021substituted by s1925
 S01925 AMEND= JACKSON
 01/16/2021REFERRED TO EDUCATION
 03/23/20211ST REPORT CAL.616
 03/24/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 03/25/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 03/30/2021PASSED SENATE
 03/30/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 03/30/2021referred to education
 06/02/2021substituted for a3093
 06/02/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.300
 06/02/2021passed assembly
 06/02/2021returned to senate
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A03093 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3093
 
SPONSOR: Fahy
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain factors considered in the determination of hazardous child safety zones   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain factors considered in the determination of hazardous child safety zones   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 3 of section 3635-b of the education law. Adds violent crime rates and the density of vacant properties as condi- tions that can be used to justify the creation of a child safety zone.   JUSTIFICATION: A 2019 report of the Governors Highway Safety Association recently found that pedestrian deaths in the United States are at a 30-year high. The problem is particularly pernicious for K-12 students in New York, as school districts cannot be reimbursed for pupil transport of a distance less than 1.5 miles, although these pupil often must travel through hazardous conditions. In particular, students who live in neighborhoods with high crimes rates or with deteriorating buildings face threats to their safety while they walk to school. This legislation adds violent crime statistics and the density of vacant buildings as justifications for the creation of child safety zones, as these are indicators of potential hazards to children. Allowing school districts to receive reimbursement for an expanded definition of child safety zones will better enable districts to keep students safe.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A7242 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
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A03093 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3093
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  certain  factors
          considered in the determination of hazardous child safety zones
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 3635-b of the  education  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  403  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3. The commissioner of transportation shall establish regulations  for
     5  determination  of  a  hazardous zone including, but not limited to, such
     6  factors as the existence or nonexistence of sidewalks or  walkways,  the
     7  type  of  road  surface, width of road, footpath or sidewalk, the volume
     8  and average speed of  traffic,  density  of  population,  violent  crime
     9  statistics,  density  of vacant buildings or structures, the commercial,
    10  industrial or residential character of the area  and  the  existence  or
    11  nonexistence  of  traffic safety features such as traffic lights, street
    12  lights and traffic patrols. In preparing such regulations,  the  commis-
    13  sioner  of transportation shall consult with the commissioners of educa-
    14  tion and motor vehicles and representatives from the  state  police  who
    15  have  traffic safety responsibilities. Such regulations shall be used by
    16  boards of education in determining whether a hazardous zone exists.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02290-01-1
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