Provides that the commissioner of education shall promulgate rules and regulations which require that students who are in fifth grade or below shall remain in their school building unless released to an authorized person.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of education to promulgate rules and regulations requiring that all students in grade five or below remain at their school unless they are under the supervision of authorized transportation, a parent or guardian or another authorized person
PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to ensure the safety of our children to and from school.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends section 305 of Education Law by adding a new subdivision 43. Requires the Commissioner of Education to promulgate rules and regulations requiring that all students in grade five and below remain at their school unless they are released under the supervision of authorized transportation, a parent or guardian or another authorized person.
Section 2 - Effective Date
EXISTING LAW: None.
JUSTIFICATION: In March 2002, a series of reported incidents occurred in Queens involving pedophiles who molested, exposed themselves or tried to lure school children into their cars. Several of these incidents involved elementary school children who were on their way to and from school. These incidents may have been averted if the children had been accompanied by an adult or authorized person of responsible age This legislation will help to ensure the safety of our children.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.287-A - Amend and Recommit to Education/A.1243-A - Referred to Education 2011: S.287 - Defeated in Education/A1243 - Referred to Education 2009-10: S.3131 - Referred to Education/A.8850 Referred to Education 2007-08: S.780 - Referred to Education
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 258 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the commis- sioner of education to promulgate rules and regulations requiring that all students in grade five or below remain at their school unless they are under the supervision of authorized transportation, a parent or guardian or another authorized person THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 43 to read as follows: 43. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS WHICH REQUIRE THAT ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE IN GRADE FIVE OR BELOW AND WHO ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL ON A PARTICULAR DAY SHALL REMAIN AT THEIR SCHOOL BUILDING UNLESS THEY ARE RELEASED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AUTHORIZED TRANSPORTATION, A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OR ANOTHER AUTHORIZED PERSON. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00621-01-3