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Bill S2160-2011

Designates a portion of highway as the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway"

Designates a portion of highway as the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway".

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Actions

  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.811
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 24, 2011
Ayes (19): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2160

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the designation of the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway"

PURPOSE: This bill will designate a portion of state highway route 29. starting at 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. running along state route 29 east to route 4 in the village of Schuylerville (Town of Saratoga) south on route 4, past the Saratoga National Cemetery and the Saratoga Battlefield, through the Town of Stillwater into the City of Mechanicville into the Town of Waterford and ending at the Saratoga County line in Waterford on route 4 as Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one- amends the highway law by adding a new section 342-kkk designates a portion of state highway route 29, starting at 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, running along state route 29 east to route 4 in the Village of Schuylerville (Town of Saratoga) south on route 4. past the Saratoga National cemetery and the Saratoga Battlefield, through the Town of Stillwater into the city of Mechanicville into the Town of Waterford end ending at the Saratoga County line in Waterford on route 4 as Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway.

Section two- calls for the commissioner of transportation to provide for the installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system as designated pursuant to section one of this act.

Section three - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Veterans' Committee passed a motion for Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway to start at the New York State Military museum at 61 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY (state Route 29). East to State Route 4 in Schuylerville, NY Town of Saratoga south on route 4, past the Saratoga National Cemetery and the Saratoga Battlefield, through the Town of Stillwater into the City of Mechanicville into the Town of Waterford and ending at the Saratoga County line in Waterford on route 4.

Various local V.F.W. Posts and American Legion posts have sent letters of support for the designation of the Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway. This bill would increase the visibility of the historic corridor in Saratoga County which was the location of the Battle of Saratoga "Turning point of the Revolutionary War". This would also benefit the Saratoga National Cemetery and the New York state Military Museum.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2160 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. McDONALD -- 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 the designation of the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway" 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 342-kk to read as follows: S 342-KK. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "SARATOGA COUNTY VETERANS' MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". THAT PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 29, STARTING AT 61 LAKE AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, RUNNING ALONG STATE ROUTE 29 EAST TO ROUTE 4 IN THE VILLAGE OF SCHUYLERVILLE (TOWN OF SARATOGA) SOUTH ON ROUTE 4, PAST THE SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY AND THE SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD, THROUGH THE TOWN OF STILLWATER INTO THE CITY OF MECHANICVILLE INTO THE TOWN OF WATERFORD AND ENDING AT THE SARA- TOGA COUNTY LINE IN WATERFORD ON ROUTE 4 SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS THE "SARATOGA COUNTY VETERANS' MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". 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 a 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.

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