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Bill S7198A-2009

Designates a portion of the state highway system as the "Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway"

Designates a portion of the state highway system constituting statroute 34 from its intersection with route 104 southerly to its intersection with route 17-c as the "Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway."

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Actions

  • Jun 14, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 14, 2010: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • May 28, 2010: referred to transportation
  • May 28, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 28, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • May 17, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 12, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 11, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.540
  • Apr 6, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 7198A
  • Apr 6, 2010: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Mar 22, 2010: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 11, 2010
Ayes (19): Dilan, Stavisky, Savino, Perkins, Addabbo, Squadron, Diaz, Valesky, Aubertine, Foley, Fuschillo, Libous, Johnson O, Nozzolio, Robach, Larkin, Lanza, Young, Volker

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S7198A

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would designate State Route 34 from Tioga County to Oswego County as the Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway. This includes the portion that goes through the City of Auburn and by the home of Harriet Tubman.

JUSTIFICATION : There is no doubt that Harriet Tubman was one of our greatest freedom fighters, abolitionists and humanitarians helping dozens and dozens of fellow slaves find freedom through the Underground Railroad. More than that, in later years she became a dedicated and outspoken advocate for women's rights and suffrage and the plight of all underprivileged people.

Now it seems only fitting that State Route 34 which runs south-to-north, spanning a large part of Upstate New York and runs right by her home in the City of Auburn be named in honor of this great heroine, humanitarian and freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7198--A IN SENATE March 22, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, NOZZOLIO, ADAMS, AUBERTINE, DUANE, GRIFFO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, C. JOHNSON, KLEIN, LIBOUS, MONTGOMERY, ONORATO, OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, SCHNEIDERMAN, WINNER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Harriet Tubman 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 342-uu to read as follows: S 342-UU. PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "HARRIET TUBMAN MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM CONSTITUTING ROUTE THIRTY-FOUR FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH ROUTE ONE HUNDRED FOUR IN THE TOWN OF HANNIBAL IN OSWEGO COUNTY, AND CONTINUING SOUTHERLY ALONG ROUTE THIRTY-FOUR TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH ROUTE SEVENTEEN-C IN THE TOWN OF WAVERLY IN TIOGA COUNTY SHALL BE DESIG- NATED AND KNOWN AS THE "HARRIET TUBMAN 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; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the designation 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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