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File #: Int 1730-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring seatbelt signage on school buses.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/17/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring seatbelt signage on school buses
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation and Department of Education to provide seatbelt signage on school buses. Where applicable, such signage would highlight the requirement that buses be equipped with a seat belt for each passenger seat. The signage would also provide information regarding the proper usage of such seatbelts and display language stating “buckle up”. Serious injuries could occur if children fail to use seatbelts on school buses because they or their chaperones are unaware of a seatbelt’s existence or proper usage. Seatbelt signage could therefore help protect children’s safety, health and welfare during transport to and from school.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1730, 2. Int. No. 1730, 3. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17
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12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1730

 

By Council Members Crowley, Constantinides and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring seatbelt signage on school buses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-602 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-602. a. All buses or other motor vehicles engaged in the business of transporting handicapped children to and from schools in the city shall be equipped with seat belts for each seat on such a bus, or other safety [appliances]devices prescribed by the national bureau of standards or other authorized governmental agencies promulgating rules relating to auto safety. 

b. All school buses subject to subdivision a of this section or equipped with seat belts pursuant to section 383 of the vehicle and traffic law shall prominently display signage:

1. Explaining the relevant requirements;

2. Providing instructions on the proper usage of such seat belts; and

3. Stating “buckle up.”

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law except that the department may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date

PLS

LS #11319

9/19/17