senate Bill S6603

Amended

Designates a portion of state route 107 in the town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau, as "Billy Joel Boulevard"

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.826
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6603A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Designates a portion of state route 107 in the town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau, as "Billy Joel Boulevard".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9652
Versions:
S6603
S6603A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง344-c, Hway L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6603

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to
designating a portion of the state highway system as "Billy Joel
Boulevard"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to memorialize a portion of New York state
route 107, constituting South Broadway from East John Street to West
Old Country Road as "Billy Joel Boulevard."

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill adds a new section 344-c to the Highway Law,
which states that a portion of the state highway system will be
designated as "Billy Joel Boulevard."

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.

Section three sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Six time Grammy award winning pianist, singer-songwriter and composer,
Billy Joel is a native of Hicksville, located in the town of Oyster
Bay. Since the release of his first hit song, "Piano Man" in 1973, he
has achieved 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, been nominated for
23 Grammy Awards, and sold over 150 million records. Even after all
his success, he still supports his hometown community. In 2010 he
opened a motorcycle shop in downtown Oyster Bay, which gave a boost to
the local economy, and he has given his time to help raise money and
awareness for local causes, such as the North Oyster Bay Baymen's
Association and Friends cf the Bay, as well as the annual Oyster Bay
Harbor Cleanup Day. He also played at a benefit to support victims of
Superstorm Sandy. In honor of his many achievements and contributions
to the community, this bill seeks to designate a section of state
route 107, South Broadway from East John Street to West Old country
Road, in the town of Oyster Bay as "Billy Joel Boulevard".

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6603

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 as "Billy Joel Boulevard"

  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
"BILLY JOEL BOULEVARD".   THAT  PORTION  OF  THE  STATE  HIGHWAY  SYSTEM
CONSTITUTING  STATE  ROUTE  107  IN  THE  TOWN  OF OYSTER BAY, COUNTY OF
NASSAU, CONSTITUTING SOUTH BROADWAY FROM EAST JOHN STREET  TO  WEST  OLD
COUNTRY ROAD SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS "BILLY JOEL BOULEVARD".
  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.
                                                           LBD13868-02-4

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