Bill S6116A-2013

Designates a portion of state route 70 in the county of Allegany, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway"

Designates a portion of state route 70 in the village of Canaseraga, county of Allegany, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

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  • Jun 18, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A8328A
  • Jun 18, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1487
  • Jun 18, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 30, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6116A
  • May 30, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6116A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway"

Purpose: This bill designates a portion of State Route 70, from the Allegany and Steuben county line to the Allegany and Livingston county line, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Summary of Provisions: Highway law is amended adding a new section 344-c to read as follows: Portion of the state highway system to be designated as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Justification: This legislation will memorialize the sacrifice and selfless service of Sergeant Omar G. Blowers, who lost his life at the age of 19 serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Sergeant Blowers was taken prisoner in South Korea while fighting Chinese military forces. He lost his life on May 30, 1951 after being held prisoner for 107 days.

This legislation serves to honor his memory by designating the portion of State Route 70 which runs through his hometown of Swain, New York, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Resolutions in support of this legislation have been passed by both the town of Burns and Allegany County.

Legislative History: New Bill.

Fiscal Implications: None.

Effective Date: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6116--A IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
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 designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers 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 344-c to read as follows: S 344-C. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "SERGEANT OMAR G. BLOWERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM CONSTITUTING STATE ROUTE SEVENTY IN THE COUNTY OF ALLEGANY, BEGINNING AT THE ALLEGANY AND STEUBEN COUNTY LINE CONTINUING IN A GENERALLY WESTERLY DIRECTION, AND TERMINATING AT THE ALLEGANY AND LIVINGSTON COUNTY LINE, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "SERGEANT OMAR G. BLOWERS 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.

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