Bill Text: NY S03079 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to providing notice to school districts of certain construction projects; requires county superintendents to provide written notice to school districts of all construction projects undertaken within three hundred feet of a building of such school district.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-01 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03079 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03079-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 1, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the highway law, in  relation  to  providing  notice  to
          school districts of certain construction projects
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 102 of the highway law is amended by adding  a  new
     2  subdivision 19 to read as follows:
     3    19.  a.  Furnish written notice to a school district thirty days prior
     4  to the commencement of a construction project undertaken within a  three
     5  hundred foot radius of any building of such school district.  No written
     6  notice shall be required pursuant to this subdivision when the commence-
     7  ment of a construction project is in response to an emergency.
     8    b.  (i)  The term "construction" as used in this subdivision means the
     9  erection,  building,  or  substantial  acquisition,  alteration,  recon-
    10  struction, improvement, extension or modification of a highway, sidewalk
    11  or appurtenance thereof.
    12    (ii)  The  term  "emergency" as used in this subdivision means a situ-
    13  ation involving danger to life, safety or property which requires  imme-
    14  diate  action,  is  essential  to  efficient  operation  or the adequate
    15  provision of service by a municipality, school district  or  the  state,
    16  and  is  a direct consequence of an accident or other unforeseen circum-
    17  stance.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.