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File #: Int 0089-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the DOE to report the duration of school bus routes.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report the duration of school bus routes
Sponsors: Andy L. King, Carlina Rivera , Ben Kallos, Inez D. Barron, Stephen T. Levin, Deborah L. Rose, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Justin L. Brannan, Diana Ayala , Robert F. Holden, James G. Van Bramer, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the number of school bus routes scheduled to take less than an hour, between one and two hours, and over two hours, and the average length of time scheduled for school bus routes in each community school district. The bill would also require DOE to share actual school bus transportation times, as recorded by GPS trackers, with the Council twice a year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 89-C, 2. Summary of Int. No. 89-B, 3. Summary of Int. No. 89-A, 4. Summary of Int. No. 89, 5. Int. No. 89, 6. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 7. Proposed Int. No. 89-A - 10/5/18, 8. Committee Report 10/16/18, 9. Hearing Testimony 10/16/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/16/18, 11. Proposed Int. No. 89-B - 12/26/18, 12. Proposed Int. No. 89-C - 12/31/18, 13. Committee Report 1/9/19, 14. Hearing Transcript 1/9/19, 15. January 9, 2019 - Charter Meeting with Links to Files, 16. Int. No. 89-C (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement
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1/31/2018*Andy L. King City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Andy L. King City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 89-C

 

By Council Members King, Rivera, Kallos, Barron, Levin, Rose, Ampry-Samuel, Brannan, Ayala, Holden, Van Bramer and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report the duration of school bus routes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the department of education to report on school bus transportation services, as proposed in introduction number 1173-B, is amended by adding a new section 21-996 to read as follows:

§ 21-996 Reporting on school bus routes. a. Beginning October 31, 2019, and on or before each April 30 and October 31 thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on the department's website a report for the relevant reporting period, including

1. The number of general education school bus routes scheduled to take less than one hour to complete, the number scheduled to take between one and two hours to complete, and the number scheduled to take over two hours to complete;

2. The number of special education school bus routes scheduled to take less than one hour to complete, the number scheduled to take between one and two hours to complete, and the number scheduled to take over two hours to complete; and

3. For each community school district, the average length of time scheduled for general education school bus routes and for special education school bus routes.

§ 2. Section 19-609 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the placement of communication devices and tracking devices on school buses, as proposed in introduction number 1099-A, is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. Beginning April 30, 2020, and on or before each October 31 and April 30 thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council for the relevant reporting period, as defined in section 21-993, the scheduled arrival and departure times for each transportation site, and data points, including the time of day corresponding with the actual arrival at the first and last transportation site of each special education school bus route and general education school bus route for each day of the reporting period. Such information shall also include the school bus vendor.

§ 3. Section 1 of this local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to requiring the department of education to report on school bus transportation services, as proposed in introduction number 1173-B for the year 2018, takes effect. Section 2 of this local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to requiring the placement of communication devices and tracking devices on school buses, as proposed in introduction number 1099-A for the year 2018, takes effect.

 

 

 

 

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