|SAME AS||SAME AS S06440|
|Amd §19-904, NYC Ad Cd; amd §1174, V & T L|
|Requires the city of New York to establish the New York city school safety fund, which transfers fines collected from the city's photo speed violation monitoring program and fines from the overpassing of stopped school buses to the fund to be used for school initiatives relating to the safe travel of students.|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8232 SPONSOR: Reilly
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring the city of New York to establish the New York city school safety fund   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Establishes the New York city school safety fund. It also dictates the allocation of funds towards school safety initiatives by the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York. Funds shall not be transferred into the city general fund, unless voted upon by the legislature. Section 2. Amends vehicle and traffic law by adding a new subdivision (c-1). Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Mobile and stationary camera technologies in school zones have helped the City of New York collect millions in violations from motorists; however, that sum is projected to increase with the expansion of the speed camera program and the roll-out of the school bus stop sign camera program. Those monies are typically misused by city officials, including the mayor, on vanity projects and initiatives that have little to no impact on public safety. This legislation would create the New York City School Safety Fund, a "lockbox" to ensure all monies collected through the aforementioned camera programs are only used to improve pedestrian safety in school zones throughout the city. This would include, but is not limited to, the hiring of additional crossing guards, the installa- tion of safety signage, or the restoration of faded road markings such as crosswalks.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8232 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY June 10, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. REILLY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring the city of New York to establish the New York city school safety fund The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 19-904 of the administrative code of the city of 2 New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows: 3 f. 1. The city shall establish a fund to be known as the New York city 4 school safety fund. Any fines or monies collected pursuant to section 5 19-903 of this chapter, except for any monies pending a proceeding 6 before OATH, shall be deposited into such fund. Upon a final determi- 7 nation of a proceeding before OATH, any fines or monies required to be 8 paid by the liable party shall be deposited into such fund. 9 2. Monies of the fund shall be available to the chancellor of the city 10 school district of the city of New York, the commissioner of transporta- 11 tion, and the police commissioner to fund school initiatives relating to 12 the safe travel of students, including but not limited to, funding 13 crossing guards, maintaining crosswalks, adding and maintaining side- 14 walks, installing stop signs, and upgrading infrastructure around school 15 property. 16 3. Monies of the fund shall not be transferred into the general fund 17 of the city. Such monies shall only be borrowed for other purposes 18 relating to the city only upon approval from the state legislature. 19 § 2. Section 1174 of vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a 20 new subdivision (c-1) to read as follows: 21 (c-1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any 22 fines or monies collected in cities having a population of one million 23 or more pursuant to subdivision (c) of this section shall be deposited 24 into the New York city school safety fund established pursuant to subdi- EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11004-03-9A. 8232 2 1 vision f of section 19-904 of the administrative code of the city of New 2 York. 3 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that 4 the amendments to section 19-904 of the administrative code of the city 5 of New York made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal 6 of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.