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Bill S3781-2013

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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  • Feb 15, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3781

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

PURPOSE: To designate a portion of the state highway system as the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway". That portion of State Highway Route 32 in Waterford north to its intersection with Route 423 in the Town of Stillwater then continuing both: (a) north along Route 32 past the Saratoga National Cemetery and the Saratoga Battlefield to Wilbur Road in the Town of Saratoga; and (b) west along route 423 in the Town of Stillwater to Route 92 north in the Town of Saratoga and ending at the Route 92 bridge over Fish Creek in the Town of Saratoga shall be designated as the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway".

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one- amends the highway law by adding a new section 342-iii which designates a portion of the state highway system as the "Saratoga County Veterans' Memorial Highway". That portion of state highway Route 32 in Waterford north to its intersection with Route 423 in the Town of Stillwater then continuing both:(a) north along route 32 past the Saratoga National Cemetery and the Saratoga Battlefield to Wilbur Road in the Town of Saratoga; and (b) west along Route 423 in the Town of Stillwater to route 9P north in the Town of Saratoga and ending at the route 92 bridge over Fish Creek in the Town of Saratoga shall be designated as the "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: 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. The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Veterans' Committee passed a resolution for this designation. 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 Warn. It would also benefit the Saratoga National Cemetery and the New York State Military Museum.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S2160-B (2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3781 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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-iii to read as follows: S 342-III. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "SARATOGA COUNTY VETERANS' MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". THAT PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 32 IN WATERFORD NORTH TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH ROUTE 423 IN THE TOWN OF STILLWATER THEN CONTINUING BOTH: (A) NORTH ALONG ROUTE 32 PAST THE SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY AND THE SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD TO WILBUR ROAD IN THE TOWN OF SARATOGA; AND (B) WEST ALONG ROUTE 423 IN THE TOWN OF STILLWATER TO ROUTE 9P NORTH IN THE TOWN OF SARATOGA AND ENDING AT THE ROUTE 9P BRIDGE OVER FISH CREEK IN THE TOWN OF SARATOGA 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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