Provides that when the governor declares a weather related state of emergency in a city having a population of one million or more, all public and private elementary and secondary schools shall be closed and remain closed until such emergency is terminated.
Ayes (53): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (5): DeFrancisco, Gipson, Krueger, Montgomery, Perkins
Excused (3): Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring elementary and secondary schools to close in the event the governor declares a state of emergency related to the weather in any city having a population of one million or more
Provides that when the governor declares a state of emergency in a city having a population of one million or more, all public and private elementary and secondary schools shall be closed.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 states that the executive law is amended by adding a new section 27-a.
Upon declaration of a state of emergency in a city populated with one million or more in New York State, all elementary and secondary schools are to be closed down for the sake of all students and staff traveling to and from such schools. A lot of students utilize public transportation to get to and from school and in a state of emergency there is reduced schedule of busses and trains. In addition, in a weather state of emergency it is usually advised to stay off the roads for safety and it is unsafe to require staff to drive and students to be subject to dangerous conditions.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6523 IN SENATE February 3, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring elementary and secondary schools to close in the event the governor declares a state of emergency related to the weather in any city having a popu- lation of one million or more THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 27-a to read as follows: S 27-A. WEATHER RELATED STATE OF EMERGENCY. WHENEVER THE GOVERNOR, ON HIS OR HER OWN INITIATIVE OR PURSUANT TO A REQUEST FROM THE MAYOR OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, FINDS THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE IMMINENT OR EXISTING WEATHER CONDITIONS IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, HE OR SHE SHALL DECLARE A WEATHER RELATED STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER. UPON SUCH A DECLARATION ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SUCH CITY SHALL BE CLOSED AND REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUCH STATE OF EMERGENCY IS TERMINATED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13707-01-4