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File #: Res 1169-2011    Version: * Name: Dept of Education to enforce Chancellor’s Regulation A-801.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to enforce Chancellor’s Regulation A-801, which requires that students on school buses wear seat belts until the bus comes to a destination stop.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Fernando Cabrera , Mathieu Eugene, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Darlene Mealy, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Deborah L. Rose, James Vacca, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/19/2011*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1169
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to enforce Chancellor's Regulation A-801, which requires that students on school buses wear seat belts until the bus comes to a destination stop.
 
 
By Council Members Crowley, Cabrera, Eugene, Ferreras, James, Koslowitz, Mealy, Palma, Recchia, Rose, Vacca, Van Bramer, Williams, Rodriguez and Koo  
 
Whereas, The Department Of Education's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT), provides public schools and non-public schools located with the five boroughs and neighboring counties with student transportation; and
Whereas, New York State law requires that large school buses must be manufactured with seat belts; and
Whereas, According to Chancellor's regulation A-801, students must keep their seat belts on until the bus comes to a destination stop at the school or home; and
Whereas, There are numerous benefits to wearing seat belts, including minimizing the risk of serious injury or death; and
Whereas, Seat belts absorb the force of impact and prevent students from being thrown from their seats; and
Whereas, According to the New York Board of Cooperative Educational Services, seat belts are more effective in side impact and roll over accidents; and
Whereas, According to the National Coalition for School Bus Safety students who wear seat belts while on a school bus tend to be less distracting to drivers; and
Whereas, School districts with strict seat belt policies report significant compliance at all grade levels with the seat belt policies, according to the New York Board of Cooperative Educational Services; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York City Department of Education to enforce Chancellor's Regulation A-801, which requires that students on school buses wear seat belts until the bus comes to a destination stop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LS# 2675
AS/JHU
12/14/11