Designates the bridge on interstate route 86 over North Main Street in the town of Ellicott as the "Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge".
Ayes (55): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Young, Zeldin
Excused (6): Gallivan, Hannon, Kennedy, Maziarz, Parker, Valesky
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system in the town of Ellicott as the "Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge"
PURPOSE: To recognize the historic significance of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the Jamestown area by naming the bridge on Interstate 86 which crosses over North Main Street in the Town of Ellicott as the "Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge."
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Adds a new subdivision (z) to Section 343 of the highway law designating a portion of interstate route eighty-six as the "Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge."
Section 2. Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation shall provide for the installation and maintenance of adequate signage reflecting the ceremonial designation of this bridge as the "Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge."
JUSTIFICATION: The year 2011 marked the centenary of the birth of Lucille Ball, best known as the star of the television show "I Love Lucy," in Jamestown, New York, in 1911. In light of this occasion and in recognition of the enormous popularity and influence she enjoyed throughout her long career, naming this bridge near Jamestown in honor of her, and "I Love Lucy" co-star Desi Arnaz, will distinguish this area as having held a significant role in her life, while helping to promote the area as a popular tourist destination.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.7116/A.10380 Referred to Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 854--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 in the town of Ellicott as the "Lucille Ball- Desi Arnaz 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 342-z to read as follows: S 342-Z. PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "LUCILLE BALL-DESI ARNAZ MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE BRIDGE ON INTERSTATE ROUTE EIGHTY-SIX WHICH CROSSES NORTH MAIN STREET IN THE TOWN OF ELLI- COTT, COUNTY OF CHAUTAUQUA, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "LUCILLE BALL-DESI ARNAZ 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02634-02-2