Bill S7935-2009

Designates a certain portion of state route twelve the "PFC Jack T. Sweet" highway

Designates a certain portion of state route twelve the "PFC Jack T. Sweet" highway.

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  • Jun 10, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 8, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.877
  • May 25, 2010: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jun 8, 2010
Ayes (18): Dilan, Stavisky, Savino, Perkins, Addabbo, Squadron, Diaz, Valesky, Aubertine, Foley, Fuschillo, Libous, Nozzolio, Robach, Larkin, Lanza, Young, Volker
Excused (1): Johnson O

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7935

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a certain portion of state route twelve the "PFC Jack T. Sweet" highway

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To designate a portion of state route twelve in the Village of Alexandria Bay as PFC Jack T. Sweet as a memorial to this courageous Fort Drum Soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 designates the portion of state route twelve from the Thousand Islands bridge to the Village limits of the village of Alexandria bay, county of Jefferson, as the UPFC Jack T. Sweet" highway.

Section 2: States that the commissioner of transportation shall provide for the installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system, and as an act of ceremonial nature the official name of such highway shall not be changed as a result of this act.

Section 3: States that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Private First class (PFC) Jack T. Sweet, a decorated 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Iraq on February 8, 2008 when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. PFC Jack T. Sweet, a native of Alexandria Bay, New York was 19 years old when he was killed. He planned his military career from a very young age, as a youth, he was a dedicated member of the Jefferson County Young Marines. Dedicating this portion of state route 12 where Jack grew up will be a constant reminder to all of the great sacrifices this extraordinary soldier gave while serving our country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal. Cost of signage only, approximately $500.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7935 IN SENATE May 25, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AUBERTINE -- 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 designating a certain portion of state route twelve the "PFC Jack T. Sweet" 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-mm to read as follows: S 342-MM. PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "PFC JACK T. SWEET" HIGHWAY. THAT PORTION OF STATE ROUTE TWELVE FROM THE THOUSAND ISLANDS BRIDGE TO THE VILLAGE LIMITS OF THE VILLAGE OF ALEXAND- RIA BAY, COUNTY OF JEFFERSON SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "PFC JACK T. SWEET" 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. 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 highway shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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