senate Bill S698

Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to provide for the recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.514
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.675
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to develop and establish guidelines for recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty; such recognition shall be by means of dedicating a portion of the state highway system, or the placement of a memorial plaque or marker along a state highway.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1105
Versions:
S698
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง340-e, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1249, A3183
2007-2008: A10429

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S698

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to creating a state trooper
highway memorial task force

PURPOSE:

To create a state trooper memorial task force and to honor those
troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Describes the legislative intent of the bill.

Section 2 - Amends the highway law to add section 340-e, which creates
the state trooper memorial task force, and provides the task force
with the honor of establishing guidelines for how state troopers who
have given their lives in the line of duty should be memorialized.

Section 3 - Establishes that the Commissioner of Transportation is
responsible for the installation and maintenance of memorial signs
and that such designation will not alter the official name of the
highway.

Section 4 - Sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation will recognize the importance of the state police who
have nobly sacrificed their lives for the people of this State. The
recognition which shall be bestowed by this task force will be a
daily reminder for those traveling along the state highway of their
friends, family and neighbors who have proudly served in our state
police force and will show our appreciation for those that have
fallen in the line of duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-2010: S.1249 - Referred to Transportation
2007-2008: S.7159 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                   698

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- 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 creating a state trooper
  highway memorial task force

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the legislature to
provide a mechanism to enhance recognition for  fallen  members  of  the
state  police who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
It shall be the charge of the task force created by this act to  develop
a  procedure  for recognition of these dedicated men and women. Further-
more, this act is intended to define  safe  and  acceptable  methods  of
placing  memorials  along  the highways of this state that appropriately
pay tribute to their service and preserve their memory forever.
  S 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 340-e to  read
as follows:
  S  340-E.  STATE  TROOPER  HIGHWAY  MEMORIAL  TASK FORCE. 1. THE STATE
TROOPER HIGHWAY MEMORIAL TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED TO BE COMPRISED OF
THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF  STATE
POLICE  OR  HIS  OR  HER DESIGNEE, AND A MEMBER OF THE POLICE BENEVOLENT
ASSOCIATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE TROOPERS, INC.
  2. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE  TASK
FORCE  SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS
OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.  SUCH
RECOGNITION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF THE DEDICATION OF A PORTION OF A STATE
HIGHWAY  AND/OR  THE  PLACEMENT  OF  A MEMORIAL PLAQUE OR MARKER ALONG A
STATE HIGHWAY. ANY PLACEMENT OF A MEMORIAL  PLAQUE  OR  MARKER  ALONG  A
STATE  HIGHWAY  SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO ENSURE THE SAFE
AND EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG HIGHWAYS IN THIS STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00532-01-1

S. 698                              2

  3. ANY PERSON MAY SUBMIT TO THE STATE TROOPER  HIGHWAY  MEMORIAL  TASK
FORCE,  IN  WRITING,  A  PETITION  SEEKING RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS OF THE
DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
SUCH PETITION SHALL BE IN SUCH FORM AND CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS  THE
TASK  FORCE  MAY  REQUIRE. UPON THE RECEIPT OF A PETITION THE TASK FORCE
SHALL CONSIDER THE REQUEST AND ADVISE THE APPLICANT, IN  WRITING,  OF  A
DECISION  ON  ANY ACTION TO BE TAKEN WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF
SUCH PETITION. UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ANY PETITION THE TASK FORCE  SHALL
DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE FORM AND LOCATION OF THE MEMORIAL TO BE IMPLE-
MENTED.
  S  3. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal-
lation and maintenance of adequate memorial plaques, markers  and  signs
along  the  state highway system as designated pursuant to section 340-e
of the highway law, as added by section two of this act; provided  that,
to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce,
any  designation  called  for pursuant to such section shall be one of a
ceremonial nature and the official name of such  highway  shall  not  be
changed as a result of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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