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."
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7198--B Cal. No. 540 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, SAVINO, 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 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading 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 STATE ROUTE THIRTY-FOUR FROM ITS INTER- SECTION WITH STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED FOUR IN THE TOWN OF HANNIBAL IN OSWEGO COUNTY, AND CONTINUING SOUTHERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE THIRTY-FOUR TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH STATE ROUTE SEVENTEEN-C IN THE TOWN OF WAVERLY IN TIOGA COUNTY SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "HARRIET TUBMAN MEMO- RIAL 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16365-05-0