Memorializes certain portions of state highways in the counties of Monroe and Tioga.
Ayes (60): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (1): Smith
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.
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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6841--B Cal. No. 352 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 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain- ing its place in the order of third reading 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 THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "DEPUTY SIMON J. BERMINGHAM MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 "SPECIAL DEPUTY JOSEPH G. MUNZ MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 "DEPUTY WILLIAM MARSHALL MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 "DEPU- TY JAMES I. CONHEADY MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 OFEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13297-07-4 S. 6841--B 2
MONROE THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "DEPUTY JOHN A. PULLANO MEMORIAL SITE"; 6. WESTBOUND ON STATE ROUTE SEVENTEEN IN THE TOWN OF OWEGO IN THE COUNTY OF TIOGA THERE SHALL BE A MEMORIAL SIGN THAT READS "UNDERSHERIFF GEORGE A. CONWAY MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 "DEPUTY FRANK DOMBROWSKI MEMORIAL SITE"; 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 "SERGEANT ROBERT M. SKELTON JR. MEMORIAL SITE". 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. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.