Senate Bill S698

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to provide for the recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S698 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1105
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §340-e, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1249, A3183
2013-2014: S6719, A8847
2015-2016: S437, A4187
2017-2018: S1980, A6773, A6944
2019-2020: S535
2021-2022: S1718
2023-2024: S34

2011-S698 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a state trooper highway memorial task force to develop and establish guidelines for recognition of members of the division of state police who have died in the line of duty; such recognition shall be by means of dedicating a portion of the state highway system, or the placement of a memorial plaque or marker along a state highway.

2011-S698 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S698 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   698

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- 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 creating a state trooper
  highway memorial task force

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the legislature to
provide a mechanism to enhance recognition for  fallen  members  of  the
state  police who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
It shall be the charge of the task force created by this act to  develop
a  procedure  for recognition of these dedicated men and women. Further-
more, this act is intended to define  safe  and  acceptable  methods  of
placing  memorials  along  the highways of this state that appropriately
pay tribute to their service and preserve their memory forever.
  S 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 340-e to  read
as follows:
  S  340-E.  STATE  TROOPER  HIGHWAY  MEMORIAL  TASK FORCE. 1. THE STATE
TROOPER HIGHWAY MEMORIAL TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED TO BE COMPRISED OF
THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF  STATE
POLICE  OR  HIS  OR  HER DESIGNEE, AND A MEMBER OF THE POLICE BENEVOLENT
ASSOCIATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE TROOPERS, INC.
  2. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE  TASK
FORCE  SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS
OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.  SUCH
RECOGNITION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF THE DEDICATION OF A PORTION OF A STATE
HIGHWAY  AND/OR  THE  PLACEMENT  OF  A MEMORIAL PLAQUE OR MARKER ALONG A
STATE HIGHWAY. ANY PLACEMENT OF A MEMORIAL  PLAQUE  OR  MARKER  ALONG  A
STATE  HIGHWAY  SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO ENSURE THE SAFE
AND EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG HIGHWAYS IN THIS STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00532-01-1
              

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