Designates a portion of the state highway to be the "Peconic highway".
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, 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, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system to be known as the "Peconic highway"
PURPOSE: Designates a portion of the state highway system to be known as the "Peconic Highway."
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The highway law is amended by adding a new section 342-aaa to designate the portion of the state highway system known as state Route 24 which is located in the towns of Southampton and Brookhaven, county of Suffolk, which begins at the westerly junction of interstate 495 and ends at the easterly junction of State Route 27 as the "Peconic Highway".
JUSTIFICATION: New York State Route 24, an 11 mile long highway which begins at Exit 71 off the Long Island Expressway, runs through the Towns of Brookhaven and Southampton, and ends at Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. Route 24 follows the Peconic River, a New York State protected and ecologically significant wild, Scenic and Recreational River. Route 24 also hugs the shoreline of the federally recognized Peconic Estuary; an estuary which is the central driving economic force for the Peconic region. NY Route 24 links downtown Riverhead-with the South Fork and provides an easy route to connect the North and South Forks of the Peconic Region. Route 24 also houses many culturally and historically significant landmarks indigenous to the Peconic Region. This legislation would designate State Route 24 beginning at is westerly junction with Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) and ending at its easterly junction with State Route 27 (Sunrise Highway)as the "Peconic Highway".
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation, 2012
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6768 A. 9587 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 20, 2012 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system to be known as the "Peconic 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 342-aaa to read as follows: S 342-AAA. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "PECONIC HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM KNOWN AS STATE ROUTE 24 WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE TOWNS OF SOUTH- AMPTON AND BROOKHAVEN, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK AND WHICH BEGINS AT ITS WESTER- LY JUNCTION WITH INTERSTATE 495 AND ENDS AT ITS EASTERLY JUNCTION WITH STATE ROUTE 27, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE PECONIC 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14749-01-2