senate Bill S6603A

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:
A9652A
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:S6603A

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 Route
107, North Broadway from the Northern Stare Parkway to Lenox Avenue 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 1973,1 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 of 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 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--A
    Cal. No. 826

                            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 -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, 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 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". ALL THAT PORTION OF  THE  STATE  HIGHWAY  SYSTEM
CONSTITUTING  NEW  YORK  STATE  ROUTE 107, ALSO KNOWN AS NORTH BROADWAY,
BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY IN THE  TOWN
OF OYSTER BAY, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND CONTINUING SOUTH TO ITS INTERSECTION
OF  LENOX  AVENUE,  SHALL  BE DESIGNATED AND KNOWN AS "BILLY JOEL BOULE-
VARD".
  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.
                                                           LBD13868-03-4

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