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File #: Int 1544-2019    Version: * Name: Sharing school bus GPS data with schools and other such related matters.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to sharing school bus GPS data with schools and other such related matters
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education to provide school personnel access to GPS data regarding the real time location and velocity of a school bus or other motor vehicle used to transport students.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1544, 2. Int. No. 1544, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019

Int. No. 1544

 

By Council Members Kallos and Eugene

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to sharing school bus GPS data with schools and other such related matters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 19-609 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 32 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

d. GPS data regarding the real time location and velocity of [the] any such bus or other motor vehicle [used to transport] transporting students [to or from schools] pursuant to a contract with the department of education shall be made available electronically to the [department, as well as to authorized parents or guardians of students who are being transported by such bus or other motor vehicle.] chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York or such chancellor’s designee.

§ 2. Chapter 26 of title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-998 to read as follows:

§ 21-998 School bus GPS data. a. The department shall make GPS data received pursuant to subdivision d of section 19-609 available electronically in real time to authorized individuals, including but not limited to:

1. Parents or guardians of students who are being transported by such bus or other motor vehicle; and

2. Personnel of any school, including but not limited to any site that provides services as part of an individualized education program, to or from which a student on such bus or other motor vehicle is being transported.

b. The department shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary for the purpose of implementing this section, including but not limited to rules establishing criteria by which individuals may be deemed authorized pursuant to subdivision a of this section.

§ 3. Subdivision g of section 19-609 of the administrative code of the city of New York is renumbered subdivision c of section 21-998.

§ 4. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #9685

3/19/19