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File #: Int 1257-2016    Version: Name: Requiring an annual school safety implementation report, and providing for the repeal of such report.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 8/16/2016
Enactment date: 12/17/2017 Law number: 2017/241
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring an annual school safety implementation report, and providing for the repeal of such report
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Andrew Cohen, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Paul A. Vallone, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Chaim M. Deutsch, Peter A. Koo, Darlene Mealy, Karen Koslowitz, Ben Kallos, Daniel R. Garodnick, Costa G. Constantinides, I. Daneek Miller, Eric A. Ulrich, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to develop strategies for enhancing pedestrian and traffic safety near schools in the city and to provide a report on a biennial basis describing such strategies, including information on whether the safety strategies have been implemented and their implementation status.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1257-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1257, 3. Int. No. 1257, 4. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 1/26/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/26/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/26/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1257-A - 11/9/17, 9. Committee Report 11/15/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/15/17, 11. November 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-16-17, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1257-A (FINAL), 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 241, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 16, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/17/2017AJames G. Van Bramer Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/27/2017AJames G. Van Bramer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2017AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2017AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017AJames G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2017*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1257-A

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Cohen, Richards, Chin, Vallone, Menchaca, Salamanca, Gibson, Deutsch, Koo, Mealy, Koslowitz, Kallos, Garodnick, Constantinides, Miller, Ulrich and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring an annual school safety implementation report, and providing for the repeal of such report

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-199 to read as follows:

§ 19-199 School safety implementation report. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

 School. The term “school” means any buildings, grounds, facilities, property or portion thereof in which educational instruction is provided on a full-time basis to at least 250 students at or below the twelfth grade level.

Traffic-calming treatment. The term “traffic-calming treatment” means any treatment, including, but not limited to, street redesigns, speed humps, and raised crosswalks, installed on a street and intended to slow, reduce or alter motor vehicle traffic to enhance safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Traffic control signal. The term “traffic control signal” means any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed.

b. By March 30, 2018 and every two years thereafter until March 30, 2024 the department shall develop strategies for enhancing safety within a half mile radius of a minimum of 50 schools and, where practicable, more than 50 schools, including traffic calming treatments and traffic control signals, and post on its website and submit to the speaker of the council and the mayor, a report describing such strategies, including information on whether any such strategies were implemented, and the status of such implementation, as applicable.

c. The strategies referenced in subdivision b of this section shall be selected by the department and prioritized according to criteria which may include but are not limited to those locations within each borough that have the highest density of pedestrian fatalities and severe injuries, as referenced in plans developed by the department in 2015 regarding pedestrian safety.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately, and is deemed repealed after the posting and submission of the report due March 30, 2024, required by subdivision b of section 19-199 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by section one of this local law.

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