NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8359
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of
the state highway system as the "Detective Sergeant Frank Gualdino Memo-
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation will amend the highway law to designate the Tuckahoe
Road overpass of the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers as the "Detective
Sergeant Frank Gualdino Memorial Bridge" in honor of fallen Yonkers
Police Department officer Frank Gualdino.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 344-q to the highway law designating a
portion of the state highway system as the "Detective Sergeant Frank
Gualdino Memorial Bridge" covering the Tuckahoe Road overpass crossing
the Sprain Brook Parkway in the city of Yonkers, county of Westchester.
Section 2 directs the commissioner of transportation to provide for the
installation and maintenance of adequate ceremonial signage.
Section 3 sets the effective date.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):
Detective Sergeant Frank Gualdino's life was tragically cut short in a
collision on the Tuckahoe road overpass over the Sprain Brook Parkway on
December 1, 2022. He dedicated 24 years of unwavering service to the
Yonkers Police Department, leaving an indelible mark through his assign-
ments in the 3rd Precinct, Traffic Court and the Traffic/Motorcycle
Unit. Whether tackling minor tasks or monumental responsibilities,
Detective Sergeant Gualdino approached his duties with unparalleled
grace, enthusiasm and unwavering dedication. His commitment extended
beyond the badge; it was a statement to his profound love for his
career, city and cherished family. Detective Sergeant Gualdino's legacy
of loyalty and devotion merits profound recognition from the state of
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
To be determined.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
December 13, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. SAYEGH -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating a portion of
the state highway system as the "Detective Sergeant Frank Gualdino
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-q to
2 read as follows:
3 § 344-q. Portion of the state highway system to be designated as the
4 "Detective Sergeant Frank Gualdino Memorial Bridge". All that portion of
5 the state highway system constituting the Tuckahoe Road overpass cross-
6 ing the Sprain Brook Parkway in the city of Yonkers, county of Westches-
7 ter, shall be designated and known as the "Detective Sergeant Frank
8 Gualdino Memorial Bridge".
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.