On Monday the County Legislature passed a bill authorizing the camera monitoring program. Now, school boards must also decide whether to opt in to the enforcement and enter into contracts with Nassau, which will hire a vendor to install the equipment on the buses.
Any costs to the school districts will be covered by the county, according to the legislation. There is no cost to school districts, county spokeswoman Christine Geed said, and Nassau officials intend for the vendor to absorbs all costs.
The Suffolk County Legislature will review a similar proposal at its Oct. 2 meeting, a Suffolk county spokesman said.
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