senate Bill S5441B

Signed by Governor

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7886B
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:S5441B

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 P. Dobson, Sr. 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 P. Dobson, Sr.
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 P. Dobson, Sr. 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 P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial
Bridge".

New York State Trooper Kevin 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--B
    Cal. No. 1035

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KENNEDY,  GRISANTI, RANZENHOFER, GALLIVAN -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee
  and committed to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third  reading  --  again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its
  place in the order of third reading

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 P. Dobson, Sr. 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 P.   DOBSON,  SR.  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 P.  DOBSON, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
  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 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.
                                                           LBD11145-04-3

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