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File #: Int 1697-2019    Version: * Name: School door alarm reporting.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to school door alarm reporting
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require annual reporting by the Department of Education regarding the number of incidents in which a school door alarm provided an audible alert and, if known, the reasons why, including unauthorized or authorized student departures, defective door alarms, or departures by persons other than students, such as school faculty or staff.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1697, 2. Int. No. 1697, 3. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019

Int. No. 1697

 

By Council Member Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to school door alarm reporting

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 528 of chapter 20 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law 36 for the year 2014, is amended by adding a new paragraph e to read as follows:

e. Door alarm incident reporting. No later than September 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, the department of education shall submit to the speaker of the city council and post conspicuously on its website a report covering the prior 12-month period of the number of incidents in which door alarms installed pursuant to subdivision a of this section provided an audible alert indicating a departure from a school building. The number of incidents reported shall be disaggregated by month and by school and contain the reasons for each incident if known including, but not limited to:

1. Unauthorized student departure;

2. Authorized student departure due to an emergency evacuation, fire drill, or other authorization;

3. Departure by persons other than students, such as faculty or school staff; and

4. False or defective door alarm.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

PLS-SR

LS #9603, 9604

7/17/19