senate Bill S3494

Signed by Governor

Relates to the New York state scenic byway system

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  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.506
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A4637
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.218
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 02 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 12 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.140

Summary

Relates to the New York state scenic byway system by designating certain portions of the state and county highway system as the "Black River Trail" and by designating certain portions of the state highway system as the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4637
Versions:
S3494
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§342-k & 349-dd, Hway L

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BILL NUMBER:S3494

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the
New York state scenic byway system

PURPOSE: To change the route of the existing Black River Trail Scenic
Byway, adding various state, county and local roads in the Towns of
Lowville, Denmark, Champion, Wilna, LeRay, Rutland, Watertown,
Hounsfield and Brownville and the City of Watertown to the existing
route; rename sections of the existing Black River Trail in the Towns
of Lowville, New Bremen, Croghan, Diana, Pitcairn, Fowler, Gouverneur,
DeKalb, and Oswegatchie and adding new various roadways in the Towns
of Lisbon and Canton, to become a new Maple Traditions Scenic Byway.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Revises section 342-k of the Highway Law
describing the route of the Black River Trail Scenic Byway; a
component of the New York State Scenic Byways System. Adds a new
component, (j-x) to subdivision 1 of § 349-dd of the Highway Law,
including the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway as a component of the New
York State Scenic Byways System.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 349-dd, subdivision 1 of the Highway Law enumerates the
components of the State Scenic Byways System.

JUSTIFICATION: On October 17, 2012, the NYS Scenic Byways Advisory
Board, acting upon the nominations of the Black River Trail Scenic
Byway Steering Committee and the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway
Steering Committee, recommended changing the name of a portion of the
existing Black River Trail Scenic Byway to a new Maple Traditions
Scenic Byway, adding new sections to both the Black River Trail and
the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway creating two distinct New York State
Scenic Byways. To be formally designated and thus included in the New
York State Scenic Byways System, legislation is needed.

The 95-mile corridor of the revised Black River Trail Scenic Byway
follows portions of US Route 11, New York State Routes 3, 12, 12D,
12F, 26, 126, 180 and 410; in Oneida, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

The 71-mile corridor of the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway follows
portions of US Route 11, New York State Routes 3, 26, 37, 58, 68, 812,
and, St. Lawrence County Route 78, in Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

The Legislature established the Scenic Byways Program in the
Department of Transportation in 1992 to create a statewide system of
scenic byways and to coordinate the activities of state agencies,
local governments and not-for-profit organizations into one
comprehensive program. The Scenic Byways Advisory Board, responsible
for carrying out the intent of the legislation that created the
program, has adopted rigorous criteria to insure that communities
seeking scenic byways designation for a highway are committed to the
scenic, historic, natural, recreational, cultural and archeological
resources associated with the proposed byway.


The communities located along the revised route of the Black River
Trail Scenic Byway and the proposed Maple Traditions Scenic Byway have
completed all the steps necessary to meet the Board's criteria. This
included developing a vision statement and goals, identifying
significant features and resources along the corridor, and preparing a
distinct comprehensive Corridor Management Plan for each scenic byway.
Through a series of public meetings, each Byway defined a vision for
the scenic byway corridor that would balance the promotion of local
interests with the protection of scenic, agricultural, recreational
and historic resources. For the Black River Trail this will be
accomplished by improving way finding and byway identity through
coordinated directional signage; enhancing understanding of byway
resources through education and interpretation; enhancing existing and
creating additional recreational opportunities; coordinating
communities along the byways and linking them to tourism markets; and
assisting with business activity to make the byway experience more
fulfilling for travelers and economically stimulating for local
establishments. To reach these goals there will be an emphasis on
public-private partnerships of citizens, businesses, public officials
and local support agencies. For the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway this
will be accomplished by strengthening and diversifying the
agricultural economy and craft products industry along the route;
assisting with business activity to make the byway experience more
fulfilling for travelers and economically stimulating for local
establishments; coordinating communities along the byways and linking
them to tourism markets; improving way finding and byway identity
through coordinated directional signage; and enhancing understanding
of byway resources through education and interpretation. To reach
these goals there will be an emphasis on public-private partnerships
of citizens, businesses, public officials and local support agencies.

Many benefits may accrue to communities through which scenic byways
pass including: increased economic benefits through promotion of
tourism, improved traveler and community services, broadened
appreciation of the State's historic and natural resources and support
for managing and maintaining these resources, improved management of
resources to accommodate visitors, more careful stewardship of the
byway corridor, appropriate signs, incorporation of design features in
keeping with the attributes of a scenic byway and grants to develop
the scenic byway. It is desirable to have the byways designation made
as soon as possible so that efforts to carry out the objectives of the
scenic byways program can get underway within the corridor while the
momentum and enthusiasm that resulted in the nomination are still
high.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This proposal has no fiscal implications for the
State. However, it would allow the municipalities along the designated
byways to be eligible for federal funding under the National Scenic
Byways Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  3494

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- 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  the  New  York  state
  scenic byway system

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

  Section 1. Section 342-k of the highway law, as amended by chapter 818
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  S 342-k. Portion of state AND COUNTY highway system to  be  designated
and  known as the "Black River Trail". All that portion of the state AND
COUNTY highway system beginning at  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  STATE  ROUTES
FORTY-SIX,  FORTY-NINE AND SIXTY-NINE  IN THE CITY OF Rome, ONEIDA COUN-
TY, continuing north on route forty-six to  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  STATE
ROUTE FORTY-SIX AND SCHUYLER STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF Boonville; contin-
uing [north from Boonville on] EASTERLY ON SCHUYLER STREET TO THE INTER-
SECTION OF SCHUYLER STREET AND STATE ROUTE TWELVE-D, AND THEN SOUTHEAST-
ERLY  ON  STATE  ROUTE  TWELVE-D  TO  THE  INTERSECTION WITH STATE ROUTE
TWELVE, AND THEN NORTHERLY ALONG STATE route twelve through Port  Leyden
and  Lyons  Falls  to  THE  INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE TWELVE AND STATE
ROUTE TWENTY-SIX IN Lowville; continuing north from  Lowville  on  route
[eight  hundred  twelve through Croghan; continuing north on route eight
hundred twelve through Remington Corners;  continuing  north  on  routes
eight  hundred twelve and three through Harrisville; continuing north on
route eight hundred twelve through Harrisville, Fowler, and  Gouverneur;
continuing  north  on  routes  eight  hundred  twelve and eleven through
Gouverneur, and Richville;  continuing  north  on  route  eight  hundred
twelve  through  DeKalb,  Heuvelton and Ogdensburg, terminating at route
eight hundred twelve in Ogdensburg.] TWELVE/TWENTY-SIX OVERLAP AND  THEN
CONTINUING  ALONG  STATE  ROUTE  TWENTY-SIX TO THE INTERSECTION OF STATE
ROUTE TWENTY-SIX AND STATE ROUTE FOUR HUNDRED TEN AND THEN NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG STATE ROUTE FOUR HUNDRED TEN TO THE INTERSECTION OF  STATE  ROUTES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08367-01-3

S. 3494                             2

FOUR  HUNDRED  TEN  AND  STATE  ROUTE  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-SIX AND THEN
NORTHWESTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED  TWENTY-SIX  TO  THE  INTER-
SECTION  OF  STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND STATE ROUTE THREE IN
THE  VILLAGE OF CARTHAGE, AND THEN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG ROUTE ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY-SIX/THREE OVERLAP AND THEN CONTINUING NORTHERLY  ON  STATE  ROUTE
THREE  THROUGH  THE  VILLAGES  OF DEFERIET AND BLACK RIVER TO THE INTER-
SECTION OF STATE ROUTE THREE AND STATE  ROUTE  TWELVE,  THEN  CONTINUING
WESTERLY  ALONG  ROUTE  THREE/TWELVE  OVERLAP  TO  THE INTERSECTION WITH
UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN (MASSEY STREET) THEN  NORTHERLY  ALONG  ROUTE
ELEVEN/TWELVE  OVERLAP  TO  THE  INTERSECTION  WITH STATE ROUTE TWELVE-F
(COFFEEN STREET), THEN WESTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE TWELVE-F TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY, THEN CONTINUING NORTH ALONG
STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY TERMINATING AT THE INTERSECTION OF  STATE
ROUTE  ONE  HUNDRED  EIGHTY  AND  WATER STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF DEXTER,
JEFFERSON COUNTY.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 349-dd of the highway law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph (j-12) to read as follows:
  (J-12)  MAPLE  TRADITIONS SCENIC BYWAY WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF ALL THAT
PORTION OF THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM BEGINNING AT  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  STATE
ROUTE   EIGHT  HUNDRED  TWELVE,  STATE  ROUTE  TWELVE  AND  STATE  ROUTE
TWENTY-SIX IN THE VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE, LEWIS COUNTY CONTINUING NORTHWES-
TERLY ON  STATE  ROUTE  EIGHT  HUNDRED  TWELVE/TWENTY-SIX  OVERLAP  THEN
CONTINUING  NORTHERLY  ON STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH STATE ROUTE THREE, AND  THEN  CONTINUING  NORTHEASTERLY  ON
STATE  ROUTE  THREE/EIGHT  HUNDRED  TWELVE  OVERLAP, AND THEN CONTINUING
NORTHERLY ON STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE  TO  THE  INTERSECTION  OF
STATE  ROUTE  FIFTY-EIGHT AND EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE, CONTINUING NORTHWES-
TERLY ALONG THE STATE ROUTE FIFTY-EIGHT/EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OVERLAP  TO
THE  INTERSECTION  OF  UNITED  STATES  ROUTE  ELEVEN,  STATE ROUTE EIGHT
HUNDRED TWELVE AND COUNTY ROUTE SEVENTY-EIGHT IN THE VILLAGE OF GOUVERN-
EUR, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, AND THEN  NORTHEASTERLY  ALONG  UNITED  STATES
ROUTE ELEVEN/STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE/COUNTY ROUTE SEVENTY-EIGHT
OVERLAP  AND  THEN  CONTINUING ON UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN THROUGH THE
VILLAGE OF DEKALB JUNCTION TO THE INTERSECTION OF  UNITED  STATES  ROUTE
ELEVEN  AND  STATE  ROUTE  SIXTY-EIGHT  IN  THE  VILLAGE  OF CANTON, ST.
LAWRENCE COUNTY. THE ALTERNATE ROUTE  OF  THE  MAPLE  TRADITIONS  SCENIC
BYWAY  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  ALL  THAT PORTION OF HIGHWAY BEGINNING AT THE
INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN AND STATE  ROUTE  SIXTY-EIGHT
IN  THE VILLAGE OF CANTON, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, CONTINUING NORTHWESTERLY
ON  STATE  ROUTE  SIXTY-EIGHT  TO  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  STATE   ROUTES
SIXTY-EIGHT, EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE AND THIRTY-SEVEN, CONTINUING SOUTHWES-
TERLY  ON  THE  STATE  ROUTES EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE/THIRTY-SEVEN OVERLAP,
CONTINUING SOUTH ALONG STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE  TO  THE  INTER-
SECTION  OF  UNITED  STATES  ROUTE  ELEVEN AND STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED
TWELVE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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