Bill S7674-2011

Designates a bridge on state route 20 in the town of Nassau, county of Rensselaer, as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge"

Designates a bridge on state route 20 in the town of Nassau, county of Rensselaer, as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge".

Details

Actions

  • Jul 3, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.100
  • Jul 3, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 21, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 21, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 21, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.567
  • Jun 21, 2012: substituted for a10334a
  • Jun 19, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Jun 19, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 19, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 19, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1343
  • Jun 13, 2012: REFERRED TO RULES

Votes

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7674

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge"

PURPOSE: This legislation will designate the bridge across a tributary of Nassau Lake on state route 20 in the town of Nassau, county of Rensselaer, shall be designated and known as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge."

PROVISIONS:

Section 1: The highway law is amended by adding a new section 343-z to read as follows: Portion of the state highway system to be designated as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge".

JUSTIFICATION: Staff Sergeant Derek Farley, a young soldier from Nassau, New York, dedicated his life to public service, making many sacrifices to ensure the safety of others.

At age 17, Derek Farley joined the military, becoming an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, or EOD. Farley's job was to defuse or disarm improvised explosive devices (IED) and to secure locations by checking for bombs. Staff Sergeant Farley deployed to Iraq where he worked grueling 12-hour-long missions. He was awarded a purple Heart after blowing out his eardrum while detonating an explosive device during his deployment.

Following Iraq, Staff Sergeant Farley deployed to Afghanistan. While on a mission in Afghanistan, Farley was tragically killed when attempting to disarm an IED.

Staff Sergeant Farley must be recognized for his selfless work in the military. This legislation would honor his memory by designating a bridge on state route 20 in the town of Nassau, county of Rensselaer, as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge"

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPACT: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7674 IN SENATE June 13, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge" 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 343-z to read as follows: S 343-Z. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "STAFF SERGEANT DEREK FARLEY MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE BRIDGE ACROSS A TRIBUTARY OF NASSAU LAKE ON STATE ROUTE 20 IN THE TOWN OF NASSAU, COUNTY OF RENSSELAER, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "STAFF SERGEANT DEREK FARLEY MEMORIAL BRIDGE". 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. However, to avoid confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the desig- nation called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such bridge shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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