Bill Text: NY A02954 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes educational institutions to agree to pay for all or a portion of the salaries and compensation payable to municipal school crossing guards.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-24 - signed chap.214 [A02954 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A02954-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD, BLAKE, MORINELLO, BRABENEC, M. G. MILL-
          ER,  ORTIZ  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Ways
          and Means in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        AN  ACT  to amend the  general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
          educational institutions to  pay  the  salaries  and  compensation  of
          school crossing guards
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 208-a of the general municipal law, as  amended  by
     2  chapter 131 of the laws of 1967, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 208-a. School guards.  The duly constituted authorities of any city,
     4  town,  or village or any county police department or police district may
     5  designate, authorize and appoint  such  a  number  of  persons  as  such
     6  authority  shall  deem necessary, and at such salaries as such authority
     7  shall deem advisable, as school crossing guards  to  aid  in  protecting
     8  school  children going to and from school, and church crossing guards to
     9  aid in protecting persons going to and from places of worship,  and  for
    10  such  purpose  shall have power to control vehicular traffic within such
    11  municipality. A board of education or trustees of a school district  may
    12  enter  into  an  agreement with any city, town, village or county police
    13  department or police district whereby such school district pays for  all
    14  or  any  portion of the salaries of the school crossing guards providing
    15  services pursuant to this section to  the  students  of  such  district.
    16  Notwithstanding  any  agreement  entered  into pursuant to this section,
    17  school crossing guards shall not be considered employees of  the  school
    18  district.  The authority of a board of education or trustees of a school
    19  district to enter into such agreement shall only exist when such  agree-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  ment  results  in  an  increase  to the number of school crossing guards
     2  employed by the city, town, village, county police department or  police
     3  district.
     4    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.