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Bill S3923-2013

Renames the Chautauqua Wine Trail to be the "Chautauqua - Lake Erie Wine Trail"

Renames the Chautauqua Wine Trail to be the "Lake Erie Wine Country Trail".

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  • Feb 27, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3923

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to renaming the "Chautauqua Wine Trail" to be the "Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To rename the current "Chautauqua Wine Trail" along US route 20 from exit 61 of 1-90 near Ripley to route 5 in Silver Creek as the "Chautauqua Lake-Erie Wine Trail."

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill would amend section 343-k (1) of the highway law, by renaming all that portion of the state highway system constituting US route 20 from exit 61 of 1-90 near Ripley to route 5 in Silver Creek as the "Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail."

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation has been requested by the Board of the Lake Erie Wine Country in order to help promote wine country tourism along the Lake Erie border. Currently, Lake Erie wine country includes over 30,000 acres of vineyard stretching from Silver Creek, located in Chautauqua County New York, to Harborcreek, Pennsylvania.

Lake Erie wine country offers small historic villages, lakes, unspoiled woods and farmland, cozy inns, shops and unique restaurants. Grape Growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State's total annual grape harvest including French-American hybrids such as Vidal, Seyval, and Chancellor, and European vinifera varieties such as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Lake Erie wine country offers more than 23 wineries along over 40 miles of stunning scenery amidst "America's Grape Country."

The southern shore of Lake Erie has a long grape and wine heritage and therefore should be included in the name of the wine trail to promote its use. This legislation will help attract additional traffic and tourism to the Lake Erie region.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3923 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 27, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- 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 renaming the "Chautauqua Wine Trail" to be the "Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 343-k of the highway law, the section heading as amended by chapter 215 of the laws of 2007 and subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 143 of the laws of 2001, are amended to read as follows: Portions of the state highway system to be designated as the "[Chau- tauqua] CHAUTAUQUA-LAKE ERIE Wine Trail", the "Canandaigua Wine Trail", the "Cayuga Wine Trail East", the "Cayuga Wine Trail West", the "Seneca Lake Wine Trail East", the "Seneca Lake Wine Trail West", the "Keuka Lake Wine Trail", the "Shawangunk Wine Trail", the "Dutchess Wine Trail", the "North Fork Wine Trail", the "Hamptons Wine Trail", the "Long Island Wine Region", the "Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail", the "Niagara Wine Trail" and the "Lake Ontario Wine Trail". 1. All that portion of the state highway system constituting US route 20 from exit 61 of I-90 near Ripley to route 5 in Silver Creek shall be designated and known as the "[Chautauqua] CHAUTAUQUA-LAKE ERIE Wine Trail". S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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