Designates the bridge on Hosner Mountain road crossing the Taconic state parkway, in the town of East Fishkill and county of Dutchess, as the "Correction Officer Gary L. Mitcetti, Jr. Memorial Bridge".
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Excused (2): Diaz, Ritchie
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Correction Officer Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr. Memorial Bridge"
This legislation would designate the bridge across the Taconic State Parkway on Hosner Mountain Road, in the town of East Fishkill county of Dutchess, the "Correction Officer Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr. Memorial Bridge."
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends the highway law by adding a new section 344-b which designates the bridge across the Taconic State Parkway on Hosner Mountain Road, in the town of East Fishkill, county of Dutchess, the "Correction Officer Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr. Memorial Bridge."
Section 2: Requires that the Commissioner of Transportation install and maintain adequate signage as is designated by this act. The renaming of the bridge is ceremonial in nature and the official name shall remain unchanged to avoid confusion and limit disruption in commerce.
Section 3: Effective Date.
Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr., died on August 20, 2005; when his motorcycle collided with a car crossing the Taconic State Parkway from Hosner Mountain Road.
Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr. was a dedicated Correctional Officer at Greenhaven Correctional Facility in Stokinville, N.Y., who was awarded a New York State Corrections Services Medal of Merit and Valor, a Purple Heart from the New York Shields, and also a Medal of Valor from the North American Association of Wards and Superintendent. In addition, Correction Officer Mitchetti was a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team.
This dedication will memorialize the life of Correction Officer Mitchetti and remind those who travel this bridge and the Taconic State Parkway of his dedicated service to our state.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1489 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Correction Officer Gary L. Mitchetti, Jr. Memorial Bridge" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 344-b to read as follows: S 344-B. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "CORRECTION OFFICER GARY L. MITCHETTI, JR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE TACONIC STATE PARKWAY ON HOSNER MOUNTAIN ROAD, IN THE TOWN OF EAST FISHKILL, COUNTY OF DUTCHESS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "CORRECTION OFFICER GARY L. MITCHETTI, JR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE". S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system as designated pursuant to section one of this act. However, to avoid confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the desig- nation called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01297-01-3