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A10104 Summary:

Add §344-p, Hway L
Designates a portion of the state highway system in the county of Kings, the "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway".
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A10104 Actions:

05/03/2024referred to transportation
05/06/2024amend and recommit to transportation
05/06/2024print number 10104a
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A10104 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Cunningham
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway"   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To rename a portion of NY Route 27 to be known as the "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway"   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds section 344-p to the highway law to rename a portion of NYS highway to "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway" Section 2 requires the commissioner of transportation to install adequate signage and maintenance of the highway system Section 3 sets the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: Dr. John Flateau, a revered figure from Brooklyn, leaves behind a profound legacy marked by his tireless advocacy for social justice, education, and community empowerment. As a distinguished professor, activist, and mentor, Dr. Flateau dedicated his life to advancing the cause of equality and uplifting marginalized voices in society. His pioneering work in promoting diversity and inclusion within educational institutions, particularly at Medgar Evers College, where he served as a founding faculty member, has left an indelible mark on the Brooklyn community and beyond. Dr. Flateau's commitment to fostering dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among people of diverse backgrounds has helped bridge divides and build stronger, more resilient communities. His legacy serves as an enduring inspiration for future generations to continue the fight for justice and equality, ensuring that his contrib- utions to the betterment of society are remembered and honored for years to come. It is for these reasons that we should rename a section of the NYS highway in memory of him so there will forever be a physical remind- er of the work and dedication he had to bettering his community.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE EISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A10104 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 3, 2024
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CUNNINGHAM  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of
          the state highway system as the "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway"

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 344-p to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 344-p. Portion of the state highway system to be designated  as  the
     4  "Dr. John Flateau Memorial Highway". All that portion of the state high-
     5  way  system  constituting  state  route  twenty-seven,  between Flatbush
     6  Avenue and Albany Avenue in the neighborhood of East Flatbush, county of
     7  Kings, shall be designated and known as the "Dr. John  Flateau  Memorial
     8  Highway".
     9    §  2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal-
    10  lation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state  highway  system
    11  as  designated  pursuant  to  section one of this act. However, to avoid
    12  confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce,  the  desig-
    13  nation  called  for  pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of
    14  ceremonial nature and the official name of such  highway  shall  not  be
    15  changed as a result of this act.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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