Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to develop and establish guidelines for recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty; such recognition shall be by means of dedicating a portion of the state highway system, or the placement of a memorial plaque or marker along a state highway.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Perkins
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
Ayes (58): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Perkins
Excused (2): Huntley, McDonald
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the highway law, in relation to creating a state trooper highway memorial task force
To create a state trooper memorial task force and to honor those troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Describes the legislative intent of the bill.
Section 2 - Amends the highway law to add section 340-e, which creates the state trooper memorial task force, and provides the task force with the honor of establishing guidelines for how state troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty should be memorialized.
Section 3 - Establishes that the Commissioner of Transportation is responsible for the installation and maintenance of memorial signs and that such designation will not alter the official name of the highway.
Section 4 - Sets an immediate effective date.
This legislation will recognize the importance of the state police who have nobly sacrificed their lives for the people of this State. The recognition which shall be bestowed by this task force will be a daily reminder for those traveling along the state highway of their friends, family and neighbors who have proudly served in our state police force and will show our appreciation for those that have fallen in the line of duty.
2009-2010: S.1249 - Referred to Transportation 2007-2008: S.7159 - Passed Senate
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 698 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SALAND -- 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 creating a state trooper highway memorial task force THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the legislature to provide a mechanism to enhance recognition for fallen members of the state police who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. It shall be the charge of the task force created by this act to develop a procedure for recognition of these dedicated men and women. Further- more, this act is intended to define safe and acceptable methods of placing memorials along the highways of this state that appropriately pay tribute to their service and preserve their memory forever. S 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 340-e to read as follows: S 340-E. STATE TROOPER HIGHWAY MEMORIAL TASK FORCE. 1. THE STATE TROOPER HIGHWAY MEMORIAL TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED TO BE COMPRISED OF THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, AND A MEMBER OF THE POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE TROOPERS, INC. 2. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE TASK FORCE SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. SUCH RECOGNITION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF THE DEDICATION OF A PORTION OF A STATE HIGHWAY AND/OR THE PLACEMENT OF A MEMORIAL PLAQUE OR MARKER ALONG A STATE HIGHWAY. ANY PLACEMENT OF A MEMORIAL PLAQUE OR MARKER ALONG A STATE HIGHWAY SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO ENSURE THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG HIGHWAYS IN THIS STATE.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00532-01-1 S. 698 2
3. ANY PERSON MAY SUBMIT TO THE STATE TROOPER HIGHWAY MEMORIAL TASK FORCE, IN WRITING, A PETITION SEEKING RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY. SUCH PETITION SHALL BE IN SUCH FORM AND CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS THE TASK FORCE MAY REQUIRE. UPON THE RECEIPT OF A PETITION THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIDER THE REQUEST AND ADVISE THE APPLICANT, IN WRITING, OF A DECISION ON ANY ACTION TO BE TAKEN WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF SUCH PETITION. UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ANY PETITION THE TASK FORCE SHALL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE FORM AND LOCATION OF THE MEMORIAL TO BE IMPLE- MENTED. S 3. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate memorial plaques, markers and signs along the state highway system as designated pursuant to section 340-e of the highway law, as added by section two of this act; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, any designation called for pursuant to such section shall be one of a ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.