SENATE AMENDED
        PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 4280                      PRINTER'S NO. 4757

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 2794 Session of 2004


        INTRODUCED BY GEORGE, PERZEL, DeWEESE, S. H. SMITH, VEON,
           McCALL, GEIST, BEBKO-JONES, ADOLPH, ARMSTRONG, BELARDI, BUNT,
           CAPPELLI, CAUSER, CORRIGAN, COY, CRAHALLA, DENLINGER,
           FABRIZIO, FAIRCHILD, GOODMAN, HALUSKA, HARPER, HARRIS,
           HENNESSEY, HERMAN, HERSHEY, HESS, HORSEY, HUTCHINSON, JAMES,
           JOSEPHS, KIRKLAND, LAUGHLIN, LEDERER, LESCOVITZ, MAJOR,
           MARKOSEK, McILHATTAN, ROBERTS, RUBLEY, SATHER, STERN, SURRA,
           THOMAS, WALKO, WILT, WOJNAROSKI, YOUNGBLOOD AND GINGRICH,
           JULY 2, 2004

        AS AMENDED ON THIRD CONSIDERATION, IN SENATE, NOVEMBER 17, 2004

                                     AN ACT

     1  Designating a bridge on State Route 3012 over Clearfield Creek
     2     in Beccaria Township, Clearfield County, as the Private First
     3     Class Bradley G. Kritzer Bridge; AND REDESIGNATING THE BRIDGE  <--
     4     OVER THE MONONGAHELA RIVER KNOWN AS THE CLAIRTON-GLASSPORT
     5     BRIDGE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NO. 02-2038-0010-0140,
     6     WHICH CONNECTS THE CITY OF CLAIRTON TO THE BOROUGH OF
     7     GLASSPORT IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, AS THE SENATOR EDWARD P.
     8     ZEMPRELLI BRIDGE.

     9     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    10  hereby enacts as follows:
    11  Section 1.  Designation of bridge in Clearfield County.
    12     (a)  Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
    13  follows:
    14         (1)  Private First Class Bradley G. Kritzer was a native
    15     of Jordan Township, Clearfield County, and a 2003 graduate of
    16     Moshannon Valley High School.
    17         (2)  Bradley Kritzer was described by his high school

     1     principal as "someone with a lot of heart...a good student, a
     2     quiet student...a friend to everyone and well-liked by the
     3     student body."
     4         (3)  Upon graduation Bradley Kritzer enlisted in the
     5     United States Army, and upon completion of basic military
     6     training he received advanced specialty training in missile
     7     systems.
     8         (4)  In March 2004, Private Kritzer was deployed to Iraq
     9     in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was assigned to
    10     Battery A, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment,
    11     Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division.
    12         (5)  Private Kritzer was killed in action on May 5, 2004,
    13     when an improvised explosive device detonated beneath his
    14     vehicle.
    15         (6)  Private Kritzer's duty, performance and selfless
    16     service are in keeping with the highest traditions of
    17     military service and reflect great credit upon him, the
    18     United States Army and our nation.
    19         (7)  Private Kritzer, beloved son of Roger and Sharon
    20     Kritzer, was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze
    21     Star.
    22     (b)  Designation.--The bridge on State Route 3012 over
    23  Clearfield Creek in Beccaria Township, Clearfield County, is
    24  hereby designated as the Private First Class Bradley G. Kritzer
    25  Bridge.
    26     (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
    27  maintain appropriate signs at each side of the bridge displaying
    28  the name of the bridge.
    29  SECTION 2.  REDESIGNATING THE CLAIRTON-GLASSPORT BRIDGE AS THE    <--
    30                 SENATOR EDWARD P. ZEMPRELLI BRIDGE.
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     1     (A)  FINDINGS.--THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF
     2  PENNSYLVANIA FINDS AND DECLARES AS FOLLOWS:
     3         SENATOR EDWARD P. ZEMPRELLI WILL BE HONORED FOR HIS 25
     4         YEARS OF DEVOTED PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF
     5         ALLEGHENY COUNTY. AMONG HIS MANY ACHIEVEMENTS, SENATOR
     6         ZEMPRELLI SERVED FIVE YEARS AS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE
     7         PRIOR TO SERVING 20 YEARS AS A STATE SENATOR WHERE HE
     8         SERVED AS BOTH MAJORITY LEADER AND MINORITY LEADER.
     9     (B)  REDESIGNATION.--THE BRIDGE OVER THE MONONGAHELA RIVER
    10  KNOWN AS THE CLAIRTON-GLASSPORT BRIDGE, DEPARTMENT OF
    11  TRANSPORTATION NO. 02-2038-0010-0140, CONNECTING THE CITY OF
    12  CLAIRTON AND THE BOROUGH OF GLASSPORT, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, IS
    13  HEREBY REDESIGNATED AS THE SENATOR EDWARD P. ZEMPRELLI BRIDGE.
    14     (C)  SIGNS.--THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL ERECT AND
    15  MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE SIGNS DISPLAYING THE NAME OF THE BRIDGE
    16  REDESIGNATED IN SUBSECTION (B) TO TRAFFIC IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON
    17  THE BRIDGE.
    18  Section 2 3.  Effective date.                                     <--
    19     This act shall take effect in 60 days.








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