The bill would lead to a statewide program for cameras mounted on buses, either on the vehicle itself or the arms of retractable stop signs, in order to catch drivers who attempt to pass the bus while children are getting off or on.
The program will be paid for with revenue generated by tickets issued to drivers and would take effect in time for the 2019-20 school year.
The measure, previously approved this month by the Democratic-controlled Assembly, now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk. He is expected to approve it.
Supporters of the legislation say it addresses the estimated 50,000 or so vehicles that pass school buses everyday.