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A08366 Summary:

BILL NOA08366
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08858
 
SPONSORSimpson
 
COSPNSRMontesano, Brabenec, Giglio JM, Durso, Angelino, Gallahan, Walsh
 
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 Actions:

BILL NOA08366
 
10/20/2021referred to education
01/05/2022referred to education
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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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A08366 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8366
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    October 20, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Education
 
        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
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 3638
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 3638. Access to school bus camera footage. 1. Each board  of  educa-
     4  tion  or board of trustees shall adopt policies to allow for the viewing
     5  of photo or video footage captured by a camera installed inside a school
     6  bus, as such term is defined in section one  hundred  forty-two  of  the
     7  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  by  a  parent or guardian of a pupil who is
     8  transported to and from school or to and  from  school-sponsored  activ-
     9  ities  by  such  school bus, when such parent, guardian or pupil reports
    10  any incident of physical  harm,  harassment,  intimidation  or  bullying
    11  occurring  against  the  pupil while such pupil travelled on such school
    12  bus.
    13    2. The policies adopted by each board of education or board  of  trus-
    14  tees  shall  require  footage  to be viewed under the supervision of the
    15  director of schools, the school principal or  a  school  official.  Such
    16  policies  shall  comply  with  applicable  state regulations and federal
    17  privacy laws.  Such policies may establish a  process  or  timeframe  by
    18  which  a  parent  or  guardian shall request access to view the photo or
    19  video footage in accordance with this section.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11805-01-1
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