Bill S6485-2011

Relates to signage on a portion of Interstate 90 designating the "Harriet Tubman Home"

Relates to signage on a portion of Interstate 90 designating the "Harriet Tubman Home".

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  • Feb 15, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S6485

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing logo signage on a portion of interstate 90 for the "Harriet Tubman Home"

PURPOSE: To authorize logo signage on a portion of Interstate 90 as the "Home of Harriet Tubman" and provide an alternative payment measure in order to better facilitate The Harriet Tubman Home's participation in the logo signage program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the Thruway Authority to enact an option to the Harriet Tubman Home for the payment of permit fees and any other authorized fees, associated with logo signage on a portion of Interstate 90, in equal installments during the period of time that such permit is valid.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is intended to honor the memory of Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman's life was a monument of courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman freed herself, and played a major role in freeing the remaining millions. After the Civil War, she joined her family in Auburn, NY, where she founded the Harriet Tubman Home.

The Harriet Tubman Home preserves the legacy of Harriet Tubman in the place where she lived and died in freedom. The site is located on 26 acres of land in Auburn, New York, and is owned and operated by the AME Zion Church. It includes four buildings, two of which were used by Harriet Tubman.

The Harriet Tubman Home receives no outside funding, and relies on contributions from persons and organizations that support its mission. Due to scarcity of funds, the signage for The Harriet Tubman Home was removed due to nonpayment of permit fees. with payment options extended to The Harriet Tubman Home, some relief is available to pay for the signage.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6485 IN SENATE February 15, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT authorizing logo signage on a portion of interstate 90 for the "Harriet Tubman Home" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the New York state thruway authority ("authority") shall provide, upon approval of an application by the Harriet Tubman Home in the city of Auburn, county of Cayuga for a specific service or "logo" sign on interstate 90, an option for the payment of permit fees and any other authorized fees associated with such logo sign in equal install- ments during the period of time that such permit is valid. If such permit holder chooses such payment option, the authority also may require a down payment not to exceed twenty percent of such fees. Noth- ing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the payment of such fees in full, or of such installments in advance or in amounts greater than would otherwise be due, at the option of such permit holder. Provided, further, that in the event that the Harriet Tubman Home is designated as an historic site on the national register of historic places, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the author- ity from erecting and installing appropriate signage therefor. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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