senate Bill S6485

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to signage on a portion of Interstate 90 designating the "Harriet Tubman Home"

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Feb 15, 2012 referred to local government

S6485 - Bill Details

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A974
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Cayuga County
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2222A

S6485 - Bill Texts

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Relates to signage on a portion of Interstate 90 designating the "Harriet Tubman Home".

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BILL NUMBER:S6485

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
authorizing logo signage on a portion of interstate 90 for
the "Harriet Tubman Home"

PURPOSE:
To authorize logo signage on a portion of Interstate 90 as
the "Home of Harriet Tubman" and provide an alternative payment
measure in order to better facilitate The Harriet Tubman Home's
participation in the logo signage program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would require the Thruway
Authority to enact an option to the Harriet Tubman Home for the
payment of permit fees and any other authorized fees, associated with
logo signage on a portion of Interstate 90, in equal installments
during the period of time that such permit is valid.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation is intended to honor the memory of
Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman's life was a monument of courage and
determination that continues to stand out in American history. Born
into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman freed herself, and played a
major role in freeing the remaining millions. After the Civil War,
she joined her family in Auburn, NY, where she founded the Harriet
Tubman Home.

The Harriet Tubman Home preserves the legacy of Harriet Tubman in
the place where she lived and died in freedom. The site is located on
26 acres of land in Auburn, New York, and is owned and operated by
the AME Zion Church. It includes four buildings, two of which were
used by Harriet Tubman.

The Harriet Tubman Home receives no outside funding, and relies on
contributions from persons and organizations that support its mission.
Due to scarcity of funds, the signage for The Harriet Tubman Home was
removed due to nonpayment of permit fees. with payment options
extended to The Harriet Tubman Home, some relief is available to pay
for the signage.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the
sixtieth day after it shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6485

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT authorizing logo signage on a portion of interstate  90  for  the
  "Harriet Tubman Home"

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

  Section 1.  Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation  to  the
contrary,  the  New  York  state  thruway  authority ("authority") shall
provide, upon approval of an application by the Harriet Tubman  Home  in
the  city  of  Auburn, county of Cayuga for a specific service or "logo"
sign on interstate 90, an option for the payment of permit fees and  any
other  authorized  fees associated with such logo sign in equal install-
ments during the period of time that  such  permit  is  valid.  If  such
permit  holder  chooses  such  payment  option,  the  authority also may
require a down payment not to exceed twenty percent of such fees.  Noth-
ing  contained  herein  shall  be deemed to prohibit the payment of such
fees in full, or of such installments in advance or in  amounts  greater
than  would  otherwise  be  due,  at  the  option of such permit holder.
Provided, further, that in the event that the  Harriet  Tubman  Home  is
designated  as  an  historic  site  on the national register of historic
places, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the author-
ity from erecting and installing appropriate signage therefor.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04705-01-1

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