File #: Int 0555-2022    Version: * Name: Installing safety signs near schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to installing safety signs near schools
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Tiffany Cabán, Shahana K. Hanif, Shaun Abreu, Farah N. Louis, Sandra Ung, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Rita C. Joseph, Lincoln Restler, Julie Won, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to paint school safety signs and install overhead school safety signs on each street where a school entrance is located to alert drivers to the presence of school-aged children and pedestrians.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 555, 2. Int. No. 555, 3. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022

Int. No. 555

 

By Council Members Rivera, Cabán, Hanif, Abreu, Louis, Ung, Gutiérrez, Joseph, Restler, Won and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to installing safety signs near schools

 

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 19-189.2 to read as follows:

§ 19-189.2 Installation of school safety signs. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Overhead school safety sign.  The term “overhead school safety sign” means a sign supported on posts over a part of the street that allows vehicles to pass underneath and that alerts vehicle traffic to the presence of pedestrians and school-aged children.

Painted school safety sign.  The term “painted school safety sign” means a sign that is painted on a street to alert vehicle traffic to the presence of pedestrians and school-aged children.

School.  The term “school” has the same meaning as such term is defined in section 19-189.

b. The department shall install a painted school safety sign on each street where a school is present.  Such painted school safety sign shall be located no greater than 50 feet from the school entrance, unless the department determines another distance is appropriate.  Such painted school safety sign shall be inspected every 5 years, and repainted if necessary.

c. The department shall install one or more overhead school safety signs on each street where a school entrance is present.

§ 2. This local law takes effect one year after it becomes law.

 

 

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