S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 2, 2012
Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 portion of
the state highway system in the city of New York and the counties of
Nassau and Suffolk as the "Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Parkway"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that
Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth President of the United States, was
one of our greatest New Yorkers. His dedication to public service
spanned local, state and federal government levels as New York City
Police Commissioner, Assemblyman, Governor, Assistant Secretary of the
Navy, Vice President and President. A native of New York, Teddy or
"T.R." as he was called, was a Nobel peace prize winner, war hero,
trustbuster, and conservationist. It is the intent of this act to recog-
nize the many contributions of Theodore Roosevelt to our state and coun-
S 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 343-z to read
S 343-Z. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE
"THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARKWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE
HIGHWAY SYSTEM KNOWN AS THE GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY BEGINNING IN THE CITY
OF NEW YORK AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE ROBERT F. KENNEDY BRIDGE TO THE
NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY AND CONTINUING ALONG THE NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY
THROUGH THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK TO THE TERMINUS OF THE NORTH-
ERN STATE PARKWAY IN THE UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITY OF HAUPPAUGE IN THE
TOWNS OF ISLIP AND SMITHTOWN, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND
KNOWN AS THE "THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARKWAY".
S 3. 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 two of this act. However, to avoid
confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the desig-
nation called for pursuant to section two of this act 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.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.