senate Bill S4385A

Signed by Governor

Designates the bridge crossing the Long Island Expressway in the town of Islip as the "Grace Peshkur Memorial Bridge"

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 25 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 25 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 4385A
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.605
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7266
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.376
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 22 / Jul / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Aug / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.341

Summary

Designates the bridge crossing the Long Island Expressway in the town of Islip as the "Grace Peshkur Memorial Bridge."

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7266
Versions:
S4385
S4385A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง342-kk, Hway L

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BILL NUMBER:S4385A

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 Islip as
the "Grace Peshkur
Memorial Bridge"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would designate the bridge on Waverly Avenue which
crosses interstate route 495 in the town of Islip, the "Grace Peshkur
Memorial Bridge".

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One amends the highway law by adding a new section 342-kk
which designates a portion of the state highway system the "Grace
Peshkur Memorial Bridge".
Section Two directs the commissioner of transportation to install and
maintain adequate signage as is designated by this act. The renaming
of the bridge is ceremonial in nature and the official name shall
remain unchanged to avoid confusion and limit disruption in commerce.
Section Three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
On May 17, 2009, Grace Peshkur died at age seven of a rare and
incurable skin disease. During her short life, Grace touched the
lives of everyone in the community of Holtsville and beyond with her
strength and fighting spirit. From birth, she struggled with
incredibly burdensome equipment and time consuming procedures every
day while yearning to join other little boys and girls in normal
childhood activities. Despite these hardships imposed on her by her
condition, little Grace, known by those close to her as Tinkerbelle,
or Princess, lived life with a smile and a laugh, inspiring everyone
around her with her strength, sweetness and perseverance.
Grace Peshkur was deprived of her life by this horrible illness, and
was also deprived of a childhood during the short time she spent here
on earth.
This dedication will memorialize Grace in her community and remind
those who travel this bridge of the mark that she left on the hearts
of those in her community.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4385--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted 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 Islip as  the  "Grace  Peshkur
  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-kk
to read as follows:
  S  342-KK.  PORTION  OF  STATE  HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE
"GRACE PESHKUR MEMORIAL BRIDGE". THE  BRIDGE  ON  WAVERLY  AVENUE  WHICH
CROSSES  INTERSTATE  ROUTE  495 IN THE TOWN OF ISLIP, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK,
SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "GRACE PESHKUR 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.
                                                           LBD10434-04-1

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