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.
- Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 287A
- Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
- Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
- Mar 29, 2011: DEFEATED IN EDUCATION
- Feb 22, 2011: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
- Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 29, 2011
Ayes (7): Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
Ayes W/R (1): Maziarz
Nays (10): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer
BILL NUMBER:S287A 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: 2011: S.287 - Defeated in Education/A.1243 - 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.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 287--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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. LBD02582-02-1