senate Bill S7631B

Signed by Governor

Designates NY route 781/future interstate highway 781 as the Paul Cerjan Memorial Highway

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 08 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7631A
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7631B
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1325
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A10687A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.574
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 03 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Jul / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.99

Summary

Designates future interstate highway 781 as the Paul Cerjan Memorial Highway.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10687A
Versions:
S7631
S7631A
S7631B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง342-ccc, Hway L

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BILL NUMBER:S7631B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to the designation of a portion of
the state highway system

PURPOSE:
To designate the interstate highway 781 as the "Paul Cerjan Memorial
Highway."

SUMMARY:
Section 1 amends the highway law by adding a new section, 342-ccc in
order that interstate highway 781 be designated as the "Paul Cerjan
Memorial Highway."

Section 2 directs the commissioner of the department of transportation
to provide for "Paul Cerjan Memorial Highway" signage.

Section 3 provides the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would celebrate the late US Army Lieutenant General
Paul G. Cerjan's contribution to the Nation, New York, the North
Country and Fort Drum.

Born in Rome, New York and a graduate of the United States Military
Academy, West Point, New York, Paul Cerjan served our Nation for 34
distinguished years rising to the rank of Lieutenant General. He had
many important assignments in peace and war. He left his mark on them
all but none as permanently as Fort Drum, New York, home of the 10th
Mountain Division, the Army's most deployed division.

As the Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 10th Mountain
Division (1985 - 1988), he was responsible for the planning,
programming and the execution of a $1.2 Billion construction project
which transformed Fort Drum from a small reserve training center to a
world class power projection platform. His vision, knowledge of the
Department of Defense military construction process and understanding
of the Corps of Engineers policies and
procedures enabled the General to bring the project to completion on
time, to standard and under budget. He, more than anyone involved
during that time, laid the foundation for the Fort Drum we know today.

After retirement in 1994 he continued to contribute to our Nation, New
York, the North Country and Fort Drum in the defense and educational
communities. As CEO of several organizations in direct support of
Soldiers in combat, he spent several years in the combat theaters of
Iraq and Kuwait. He also served as President of three Universities,
helping to shape the minds and values of America's future leaders.

Lieutenant General Cerjan's love of the North Country and the soldiers
of the 10th Mountain Division strengthened over the years. He
remained actively involved with the National Association of the 10th
Mountain Division and was the co-chair of the 10th Mountain Division
Scholarship Fund.


On June 5th, 2012, the Jefferson County Board of Legislators
unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for the naming
of the Interstate Highway 81 Fort Drum Connector as the "Paul Cerjan
Memorial Highway".

Naming the Interstate Highway 81 Fort Drum Connector as the "Paul
Cerjan Memorial Highway" would be a fitting tribute to his many
contributions to our Nation, New York, the North Country and Fort
Drum. When completed, this highway will provide a safer, faster and
environmentally greener passage from the main North-South route of
travel to the home of the 10th Mountain Division for the Soldiers,
their family members and others going to or from Fort Drum. It will
also enhance the rapid deployment capability of America's only East
Coast Light Infantry Division. Thus, the "Paul Cerjan Memorial
Highway" would be symbolic of what Paul Cerjan's life, in and out of
uniform, was all about.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None. Current project costs will cover the signage.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7631--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, GRIFFO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to  the  designation  of  a
  portion of the state highway system

  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-ccc
to read as follows:
  S 342-CCC. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE
"PAUL  CERJAN  MEMORIAL  HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY
SYSTEM CONSTITUTING NEW YORK ROUTE 781/FUTURE INTERSTATE ROUTE 781  FROM
ITS  BEGINNING  AT INTERSTATE ROUTE 81 IN THE TOWN OF PAMELIA, JEFFERSON
COUNTY, TO ITS EASTERN TERMINUS IN THE TOWN OF LE RAY, JEFFERSON COUNTY,
ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE FORT DRUM CONNECTOR,  SHALL  BE  DESIGNATED  AND
KNOWN AS THE "PAUL CERJAN MEMORIAL 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; provided that, to
avoid any confusion and to limit any possible  disruption  of  commerce,
the  designation 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.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16179-05-2

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