Designates the "New York City Police Department Detective Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge".
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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 City 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 City 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 City 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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5599--B Cal. No. 1102 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 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third reading, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of third read- ing -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading 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 City Police Department Detective Peter Figo- ski 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 CITY 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 AND KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT DETECTIVE PETER FIGOSKI MEMORIAL BRIDGE". 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; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the designation called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such bridge 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. LBD10767-07-3