Bill S6594-2013

Relates to designating a portion of the state highway system in Greene county as the Hon. Donald Olson Memorial Highway

Relates to designating a portion of the state highway system in Greene county as the Honorable Donald Olson Memorial Highway.

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  • Feb 11, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6594

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system in Greene county as the "Honorable Donald Olson Memorial Highway"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill relates to designating a portion of State Route 23 as the "Honorable Donald Olson Memorial Highway".

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Highway Law by adding a new Section 344-bb so that an approximate 2.5 mile portion of the state highway system, constituting State Route 23, between Old Road and Brooksburgh Road (County Route 65) in Greene County, shall be designated and known as the "Honorable Donald Olson Memorial Highway".

Section II of the bill states the Commissioner of Transportation shall provide for the installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system. The designation of this highway shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway shall not be changed as a result of this act.

JUSTIFICATION: Mr. Donald Olson died tragically in an automobile accident in the Town of Windham on Thursday, May 9, 2013. He was a retired clerk of the Greene County Legislature, longtime Prattsville Town Justice and a former volunteer firefighter with Prattsville Hose Company for over 25 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Olson was the hose company's chairman and commissioner.

A portion of the state highway system, which is to be designated and known as the "Honorable Donald Olson Memorial Highway", will serve as a reminder to us all of the dedication, selflessness and honor which Mr. Olson showed throughout his tenure in public service and all of his civic endeavors.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: This legislation would effectively have no fiscal impact on state and local governments. The New York State Department of Transportation would be required to develop modest signage to mark the designated section of NYS Route 23.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act would take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6594 IN SENATE February 11, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. TKACZYK -- 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 Greene county as the "Honorable Donald Olson 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-bb to read as follows: S 344-BB. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "HONORABLE DONALD OLSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". THE SECTION OF STATE ROUTE TWENTY-THREE BEGINNING AT OLD ROAD IN THE COUNTY OF GREENE, AND CONTINU- ING ITS INTERSECTION WEST TO BROOKSBURGH ROAD WITH NEW YORK COUNTY ROUTE SIXTY-FIVE, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "HONORABLE DONALD OLSON 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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