Designates a portion of state route five-a and five-s in Oneida county as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey memorial highway".
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TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of state route five-a and five-s in Oneida county as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey memorial highway"
To memorialize a portion of State Route 5a and 5s in Oneida county as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey Memorial Highway".
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
* Section one of the bill adds a new section 343-aa to the highway law, which states that a portion of the state highway system will be designated as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey Memorial Highway".
* Section two states that the commissioner of transportation shall provide further installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system as designated by section one of this act.
* Section three provides for an immediate effective date.
The purpose of this bill is to designate a portion of State Route 5a and 5s in Oneida county as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey Memorial Highway".
Officer Lindsey was a five year veteran of the Utica Police Department. He made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the citizens of the city of Utica when on April 12, 2007, he was gunned down during a traffic stop.
Officer Lindsey's bravery and devotion to the UPD is demonstrated by the several Certificates of Commendation he has been awarded for his honorable service in the East Utica and Cornhill areas. He has been credited for his alertness, teamwork, dedication, keen powers of observation, and the uncanny ability to quickly diffuse a dangerous situation. He was also a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, where he served his duty overseas protecting our country as an Embassy Security Guard from 1993-1999.
Officer Lindsey gave everything he had to the UPD and the citizens of Oneida County during his five year career. For the acts of bravery he displayed not only on that tragic day, but each and every day, this memorial highway should serve as a constant reminder of this devoted officer's supreme sacrifice.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5366 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 state route five-a and five-s in Oneida county as the "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey 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 343-aa to read as follows: S 343-AA. PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "OFFICER THOMAS M. LINDSEY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". THAT PORTION OF STATE ROUTE FIVE-A FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH WHITESBORO STREET AT THE WESTER- LY UTICA CITY LINE IN ONEIDA COUNTY, THENCE RUNNING EASTERLY TO WHERE STATE ROUTE FIVE-A BECOMES STATE ROUTE FIVE-S ON ORISKANY STREET, THENCE RUNNING GENERALLY EASTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE FIVE-S TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH BROAD STREET, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "OFFICER THOMAS M. LINDSEY 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 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. LBD11050-01-3