senate Bill S6719

2013-2014 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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    • Passed Assembly
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Mar 04, 2014 referred to transportation

S6719 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8847
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง340-e, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S698, A1105
2009-2010: S1249, A3183

S6719 - 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; provides 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.

S6719 - Sponsor Memo

S6719 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6719

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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.
  3. ANY PERSON MAY SUBMIT TO THE STATE TROOPER  HIGHWAY  MEMORIAL  TASK
FORCE,  IN  WRITING,  A  PETITION  SEEKING RECOGNITION OF MEMBERS OF THE
DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
SUCH PETITION SHALL BE IN SUCH FORM AND CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS  THE
TASK  FORCE  MAY  REQUIRE. UPON THE RECEIPT OF A PETITION THE TASK FORCE

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

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