senate Bill S5441

Signed by Governor Amended

Dedicates a bridge in the town of Tonawanda as the NYS Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1035
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5441A
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 5441B
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7886B
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.654
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 27 / Sep / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.375

Summary

Dedicates a bridge in the town of Tonawanda as the NYS Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5441
S5441A
S5441B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง343-yy, Hway L

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BILL NUMBER:S5441

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
Tonawanda, county of Erie, as the "New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson
Memorial Bridge"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
memorialize the bridge on Interstate 290, which crosses New York State
Route 425 as the "New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson Memorial
Bridge".

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill adds a new section 343-yy to the Highway Law,
which states that a portion of the state highway system will be
designated as "New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson Memorial Bridge "

Section two states that the commissioner of transportation shall
provide further installation and maintenance of adequate signing of
the state highway system as designated by section one of this act

JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of this bill is to designate the 1-290
bridge overpass, crossing over New York Route 425 in Tonawanda, New
York, as the "New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson Memorial Bridge".

New York State Trooper Dobson, a 13-year veteran, was killed on the
Youngman Highway in the Town of Tonawanda in March of 2011 in the line
of duty. The accident came just three months after the state passed
the "Move Over" law, which requires motorists to switch into the left
lane when they see a law enforcement vehicle on the shoulder of a
highway with its emergency lights activated. Trooper Kevin Dobson is
remembered as a loving father and dedicated officer who was doing his
duty to protect lives and our community.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5441

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 town of Tonawanda, county of Erie,  as
  the "New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson 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  343-yy
to read as follows:
  S  343-YY. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE
"NEW YORK STATE TROOPER KEVIN DOBSON MEMORIAL  BRIDGE".  THE  BRIDGE  ON
INTERSTATE TWO-HUNDRED NINETY WHICH CROSSES NEW YORK ROUTE FOUR  HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE  IN  THE  TOWN  OF  TONAWANDA, COUNTY OF ERIE, THE "NEW YORK
STATE TROOPER KEVIN DOBSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
  S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the  instal-
lation  and  maintenance of adequate signage 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 designations called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be
of ceremonial nature and the official name of such  highway  and  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.
                                                           LBD11145-01-3

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