senate Bill S7116

Designates "The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge" as "The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge"

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  • 29 / Apr / 2014
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Summary

Designates "The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge" as "The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8279
Versions:
S7116
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง356, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S7116

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to designating "The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee
Bridge" as "The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge"

PURPOSE:

The purpose is to designate "The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee
Bridge" as "The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge".

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 356 of the Public Authorities Law
is amended.

2. The Hudson section. Beginning at the northerly end of the southern
Westchester connection at or near Tuckahoe Road, thence in a general
northerly and westerly direction crossing the Hudson River at a point
south of Highland Falls, which crossing shall be known as "The Purple
Heart Memorial Bridge", including a highway connection between "The
Purple Heart Memorial Bridge" and the New England section of the
Thruway presently known as interstate Route 287, thence in a general
westerly direction to intersect with existing route number seventeen
or to a connection with that route, including a Thruway connection
from that portion of the section west of the Hudson River, generally
southerly to a point to be determined by the authority on the New York
- New Jersey boundary line.

Section 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the
installation 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
commence, 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.

Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW:

New Bill.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Purple Heart award is the highest honor given to those in the
Unites States Military who have been wounded in service to their
country. It is also given posthumously to the families of those who
died. The Military Order of the Purple Heart was first given to those
who served on or after April 5, 1917, and is the oldest military award
in the world. It is based on the previous Badge of Military Merit by
General George Washington.

The Tappan Zee Bridge is ideally suited to be named "The Purple Heart
Memorial Bridge". It is located in the lower Hudson Valley where there
are dozens of military sites and museums. Even more pertinent, the
lower Hudson Valley is home to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


(New Windsor) and the United States Military Academy at West Point
(Highland Falls). It carries about 140,000 vehicles on a daily basis
so that everyone can be reminded of those who sacrifice themselves for
their fellow citizens.

It is fitting to recognize those who have fulfilled their patriotic
duty through the designation of The Tappan Zee Bridge as The Purple
Heart Memorial Bridge.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is new legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This legislation has minimal fiscal implications to the State since
there is very little signage that needs to be developed.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7116

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation  to  designating
  "The  Governor  Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge" as "The Purple Heart
  Memorial Bridge"

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 356 of the public authorities law,
as  amended  by  chapter  530 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. The Hudson section. Beginning at the northerly end of the  southern
Westchester  connection  at  or  near Tuckahoe road, thence in a general
northerly and westerly direction crossing the Hudson river  at  a  point
south of Highland Falls, which crossing shall be known as ["The Governor
Malcolm  Wilson  Tappan Zee Bridge"] "THE PURPLE HEART MEMORIAL BRIDGE",
including a highway connection between  ["The  Governor  Malcolm  Wilson
Tappan  Zee  Bridge"]  "THE  PURPLE  HEART  MEMORIAL BRIDGE" and the New
England section of the thruway presently known as interstate  route  two
hundred  eighty-seven,  thence in a general westerly direction to inter-
sect with existing route number seventeen or to a connection  with  that
route,  including  a thruway connection from that portion of the section
west of the Hudson river, generally southerly to a point  to  be  deter-
mined by the authority on the New York-New Jersey boundary line.
  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.
                                                           LBD11807-02-3

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