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Bill S5599-2013

Designates the "New York Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge"

Designates the "New York City Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge".

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  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1102
  • May 24, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (19): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Young, Zeldin, Martins, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson

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BILL NUMBER:S5599

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system in the hamlet of West Babylon, county of Suffolk, as the "New York Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge"

PURPOSE: This bill memorializes the bridge on Route 109 which crosses the Sunrise Highway in West Babylon as the "New York Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge."

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this 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 "New York Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge."

Section 2 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 3 sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: NYPD Detective Peter Figoski was a 22 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, serving in the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn. On December 12, 2011, Officer Figoski and his partner answered a call for assistance at a robbery in Cypress Hills, near the Queens border. Officer Figoski was fatally shot by one of the assailants as he blocked the suspects only exit.

Officer Figoski was posthumously promoted to Detective by the New York City Police Department and was awarded the department's Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to a city police officer. He leaves behind his grieving family including his parents and his four daughters who remain in the Babylon area.

This bridge will memorialize the life of Detective Peter Figoski and will serve as a reminder to his family, friends and those in the Babylon community of the ultimate sacrifice made by Detective Figoski.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5599 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 24, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- 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 the state highway system in the hamlet of West Babylon, county of Suffolk, as the "New York Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge" 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 THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT DETECTIVE PETER FIGOSKI MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE BRIDGE ON ROUTE 109 WHICH CROSSES THE SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN THE HAMLET OF WEST BABYLON, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS THE "NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT DETECTIVE PETER FIGOSKI MEMORIAL BRIDGE". S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate signage of the state highway system as designated pursuant to section one of this act; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the designations called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be of ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway and bridge shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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