Renames the Chautauqua Wine Trail to be the "Lake Erie Wine Country Trail".
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Absent (1): Sampson
Excused (1): Montgomery
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to renaming the "Chautauqua Wine Trail" to be the "Lake Erie Wine Country"
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To rename the current "Chautauqua Wine Trail" along US route 20 from exit 61 of I-90 near Ripley to route 5 in Silver Creek as "Lake Erie Wine Country."
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 I-90 near Ripley to route 5 in Silver Creek as "Lake Erie Wine Country."
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 Harbor creek, 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-Ö6 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 original Chautauqua Wine Trail was incorporated in 2000 with just a handful of Chautauqua County wineries. In about 2005, the DBA name of "Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail" was adopted to recognize that the region and trail had grown and come to include Pennsylvania wineries. In 2010, the association adopted the DBA of "Lake Erie Wine Country" for all of its promotional efforts, including website, mobile site, Facebook, and printed materials. The southern shore of Lake Erie has a long grape growing and wine making heritage and therefore should be used in the name of the wine trail to promote its character. This legislation will help to attract additional traffic and tourism to the Lake Erie region. The official name for the wine trail established in the bill will help facilitate broader marketing and branding of this premier wine-growing region.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3923--A 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 -- commit- tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom- mitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to renaming the "Chautauqua Wine Trail" to be the "Lake Erie Wine Country" 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]LAKE ERIE Wine [Trail]COUNTRY", 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]LAKE ERIE Wine [Trail]COUNTRY". S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09294-02-3