senate Bill S7824

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Designates a portion of the state highway system in the county of Ulster as the "Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II Memorial Highway"

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Jul 03, 2014 signed chap.89
Jul 02, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.616
substituted for a10084
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1653
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2014 referred to transportation

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S7824 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10084
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง344-c, Hway L

S7824 - Bill Texts

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Designates a portion of the state highway system in the county of Ulster as the "Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II Memorial Highway".

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BILL NUMBER:S7824

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to
designating a portion of state route 44-55 in Ulster county as the
"Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II Memorial Highway"

PURPOSE: This bill would honor the life and service of United States
Army Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II, by designating a portion of
New York State Route 44-55 in Gardiner, New York as the "Sergeant
Shawn Farrell II Memorial Highway".

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Designates the portion of the
highway system on New York state route 44-55 beginning at the
intersection of New York state route 209 in Wawarsing and ending at
the intersection of New York state route 299 in Gardiner as the
"Sergeant Shawn Farrell II Memorial Highway".

Section 2: Instructs the commissioner of transportation to provide for
the installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state
highway system as designated pursuant to this act.

JUSTIFICATION: Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II was a lifelong
resident of the Hudson Valley and made the ultimate sacrifice of
leaving his loved ones behind to serve his country as a soldier in the
armed forces. Aspiring to become a member of the United States Army at
a young age, Shawn enlisted in 2006 while still in high school,
received training at Fort Benning and later Fort Drum and served two
tours of duty in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. During his
7 years of dedicated service Sergeant Farrell strived for excellence
and was recognized for his patriotism and bravery with the following
honors; the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service
Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the NATO Medal, the Army
Service Ribbon, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development
Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the
Expert Infantryman Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Purple Heart
medal. While on a combat mission in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan
with his unit, the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade
Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum New York on April 28
2014, Sergeant Farrell was tragically killed when enemy forces fired
upon his unit.

This bill would provide meaningful and just recognition of this
extraordinary individual who gave his life in defense of his country.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The cost of installation and maintenance of
adequate signage to the New York State Department of Transportation.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7824

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, BONACIC -- 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 designating a portion of
  state route 44-55 in Ulster county  as  the  "Sergeant  Shawn  Michael
  Farrell II Memorial Highway"

  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  THE
"SERGEANT  SHAWN  MICHAEL FARRELL II MEMORIAL HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION
OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM CONSTITUTING NEW  YORK  STATE  ROUTE  44-55,
BEGINNING  AT SUCH ROUTE'S INTERSECTION WITH NEW YORK STATE ROUTE 209 IN
THE TOWN OF WAWARSING, IN THE COUNTY OF ULSTER AND  CONTINUING  EAST  TO
SUCH  ROUTE'S  INTERSECTION WITH NEW YORK STATE ROUTE 299 IN THE TOWN OF
GARDINER, COUNTY OF  ULSTER,  SHALL  BE  DESIGNATED  AND  KNOWN  AS  THE
"SERGEANT SHAWN MICHAEL FARRELL II MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
  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.
                                                           LBD15570-02-4

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