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A10546 Summary:

BILL NOA10546
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03938
 
SPONSORRules (Jacobson)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §526-c, Pub Auth L
 
Designates the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson bridge as the "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge".
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A10546 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10546
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Jacobson)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the ceremo- nial designation of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson bridge as the "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge"   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To honor both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt by designating the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge as the "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge"   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 526-c of the Public Authorities Law by provid- ing that the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge shall be desig- nated as the "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge". Provides that the chairperson of the NYS Bridge Authority shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of adequate signage within such time and manner as they shall deem appropriate. Further- more, provides that this designation shall be of a ceremonial nature so as to avoid confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce. Section 2 sets forth the effective date which is immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Few couples have left as an enduring mark on American History as Presi- dent Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt. Prior to his election as President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Hyde Park native, served as a member of the New York State Senate, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Governor of New York State. Widely acknowledged as one of the most important figures of the 20th Century, Roosevelt served as President from 1933 up until his death in 1945. During his nearly four terms in office, President Roosevelt led the United States out of the Great Depression and to victory in World War II. A trailblazer for women in politics, Eleanor transformed the role of First Lady by using it as a platform for social activism. At a time both issues were unpopular, Eleanor agitated for equal rights for women and African Americans. She also wrote a daily newspaper column and, while serving as a delegate to the United Nations, oversaw the creation and passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As Governor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the parade opening the Mid- Hudson Bridge with Eleanor by his side. The bridge was later renamed as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge. Despite Eleanor's many achievements, however, no American landmark is named after both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, so it is only apt that the Mid-Hudson Bridge be renamed to honor the celebrated couple's many contributions and highlight their important role in the rich history of New York's Mid-Hudson region.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: S7836 - Serino - Referred to Senate Transportation Committee   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10546 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10546
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      July 6, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Jacobson) --
          read  once  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
          and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  the  ceremo-
          nial designation of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson bridge as
          the "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge"

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 526-c to read as follows:
     3    §  526-c. Ceremonial designation of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-
     4  Hudson bridge. 1.  The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson  bridge,  as
     5  defined  in  subdivision five of section five hundred twenty-six of this
     6  title, shall be designated and known as the "Franklin and Eleanor Roose-
     7  velt Mid-Hudson Bridge".
     8    2. The chairperson of  the  New  York  State  Bridge  Authority  shall
     9  provide  for the installation and maintenance of adequate signing of the
    10  state highway system as designated pursuant to subdivision one  of  this
    11  section within such time and in such manner as they shall deem appropri-
    12  ate. However, to avoid confusion and to limit any possible disruption of
    13  commerce, the designation called for pursuant to subdivision one of this
    14  section  shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such
    15  bridge shall not be changed as a result of this section.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08025-01-1
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