senate Bill S6116A

Designates a portion of state route 70 in the county of Allegany, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway"

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6116A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1487
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8328A

Summary

Designates a portion of state route 70 in the village of Canaseraga, county of Allegany, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8328A
Versions:
S6116
S6116A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง344-c, Hway L

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BILL NUMBER:S6116A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to
designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Sergeant
Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway"

Purpose: This bill designates a portion of State Route 70, from the
Allegany and Steuben county line to the Allegany and Livingston county
line, as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Summary of Provisions: Highway law is amended adding a new section
344-c to read as follows: Portion of the state highway system to be
designated as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Justification: This legislation will memorialize the sacrifice and
selfless service of Sergeant Omar G. Blowers, who lost his life at the
age of 19 serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Sergeant Blowers was taken prisoner in South Korea while fighting
Chinese military forces. He lost his life on May 30, 1951 after being
held prisoner for 107 days.

This legislation serves to honor his memory by designating the portion
of State Route 70 which runs through his hometown of Swain, New York,
as the "Sergeant Omar G. Blowers Memorial Highway".

Resolutions in support of this legislation have been passed by both
the town of Burns and Allegany County.

Legislative History: New Bill.

Fiscal Implications: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6116--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of
  the state highway system as the "Sergeant  Omar  G.  Blowers  Memorial
  Highway"

  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 344-c to
read as follows:
  S 344-C. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED  AS  THE
"SERGEANT  OMAR  G.  BLOWERS  MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE
STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM CONSTITUTING STATE ROUTE SEVENTY IN THE  COUNTY  OF
ALLEGANY,  BEGINNING  AT THE ALLEGANY AND STEUBEN COUNTY LINE CONTINUING
IN A GENERALLY WESTERLY DIRECTION, AND TERMINATING AT THE  ALLEGANY  AND
LIVINGSTON  COUNTY  LINE, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS THE "SERGEANT
OMAR G. BLOWERS 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.  However,  to  avoid
confusion  and  to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the desig-
nation 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.
                                                           LBD13095-04-4

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