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Bill S6841-2013

Memorializes certain portions of state highways in the counties of Monroe and Tioga

Memorializes certain portions of state highways in the counties of Monroe and Tioga.

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  • Mar 27, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 26, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 25, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.352
  • Mar 18, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Mar 25, 2014
Ayes (19): Robach, Marcellino, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Young, Zeldin, Avella, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson

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BILL NUMBER:S6841

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating certain portions of the state highway system in the counties of Monroe and Tioga

PURPOSE: This bill will help honor police officers killed in the line of duty by allowing for roadside memorial signs to be installed on state highways.

SUMMARY PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the highway law by adding a new section 344-c

JUSTIFICATION: In many areas throughout the country, memorial signs are dedicated to honor fallen officers and their families at the location where they died. The state Department of Transportation has traditionally restricted signage on state roads to notices for drivers and other personnel such as law enforcement and snowplow drivers. This bill would change this tradition and would allow New York to begin to memorialize our fallen officers with signage on certain portions of state highways. Specifically, this bill would memorialize the following fallen officers: Deputy Simon J. Bermingham; Deputy Joseph G. Munz; Deputy William Marshall; Deputy James I. Conheady; Deputy John Pullano; Undersheriff George A. Conway; Deputy Frank Dombrowski; and Sergeant Robert Skeleton, Jr.

Providing highway memorial signage is a small, overdue way that New York State can honor its police officers killed in the line of duty.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6841 IN SENATE March 18, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER -- 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 certain portions of the state highway system in the counties of Monroe and Tioga 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 STATE HIGHWAYS SYSTEM IN THE COUNTIES OF MONROE AND TIOGA TO BE MEMORIALIZED. CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM IN THE COUNTIES OF MONROE AND TIOGA ARE MEMORIALIZED AS FOLLOWS WITH SIGNAGE: 1. AT STATE ROUTE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE AT 21 CALEDONIA AVENUE IN THE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE. COUNTY OF MONROE AND TIOGA THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON JANUARY 10, 1912 DEPUTY SIMON J. BERMINGHAM GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; 2. AT STATE ROUTE SIXTY-FIVE, KNOWN AS CLOVER STREET, NEAR THE INTER- SECTION WITH HIGHLAND AVENUE, IN THE TOWN OF BRIGHTON, COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON FEBRUARY 26, 1932 SPECIAL DEPUTY JOSEPH G. MUNZ GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; 3. AT STATE ROUTE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE NEAR THE SCOTTSVILLE VILLAGE LINE IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON APRIL 3, 1946 DEPUTY WILLIAM MARSHALL GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; 4. AT STATE ROUTE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE AT THE BLACK CREEK HOTEL IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON MARCH 25, 1947 DEPUTY JAMES I. CONHEADY GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; 5. AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE AND STATE ROUTE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO IN THE TOWN OF CHILI IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON MAY
16, 1957 DEPUTY JOHN A. PULLANO GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNI- TY"; 6. WESTBOUND ON STATE ROUTE SEVENTEEN IN THE TOWN OF OWEGO IN THE COUNTY OF TIOGA THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 1965 UNDERSHERIFF GEORGE A. CONWAY GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; 7. ON STATE ROUTE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE NEAR NORTH ROAD NEAR THE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE TOWN LINE IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON FEBRUARY 6, 1970 DEPUTY FRANK DOMBROWSKI GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY"; AND 8. ON STATE ROUTE SIXTY-FIVE SOUTHBOUND, SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED FEET NORTH OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOBEY VILLAGE OFFICE PARK IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "AT THIS SITE ON JUNE 23, 1972 SERGEANT ROBERT M. SKELTON JR. GAVE HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY". S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system as memorialized pursuant to section one of this act; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the memorialization called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such place or high- way shall not be changed as a result of this act. Such memorialization sign shall be the same size and color as a department of transportation designation sign. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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