Designates the Scajaquada pedestrian bridge as the "9/11 Memorial Bridge" in Buffalo; requires the commissioner of transportation to install and maintain adequate signing.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Hassell-Thomps, Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating the Scajaquada pedestrian bridge as the "9/11 Memorial Bridge"
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would designate the Scajaquada pedestrian bridge as the "9/11 Memorial Bridge."
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 designates the Scajaquada pedestrian bridge as the "9/11 Memorial Bridge" spanning New York State Route 198, from Nottingham Terrace to Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park in the city of Buffalo.
JUSTIFICATION: Since 2003, an annual remembrance takes place atop the bridge on the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Buffalo Police and Fire First Responders, as well as EMS personnel and soldiers have faithfully attended every year. The purpose for this legislation is to honor the victims of 9/11 by renaming the bridge the "9/11 Memorial Bridge."
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown at this time.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6323 IN SENATE January 26, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 the Scaja- quada pedestrian bridge as the "9/11 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 256 to read as follows: S 256. SCAJAQUADA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "9/11 MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE THAT SPANS NEW YORK STATE ROUTE 198, KNOWN AS THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY, FROM NOTTINGHAM TERRACE TO HOYT LAKE IN DELAWARE PARK IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO, COUNTY OF ERIE, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "9/11 MEMORIAL BRIDGE". S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate signing as designated pursuant to section one 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. LBD14138-01-2