PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1763, 2128, 2216         PRINTER'S NO. 2253

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE BILL

No. 1206 Session of 2006


        INTRODUCED BY SCARNATI, APRIL 26, 2006

        SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE AMENDMENTS, NOVEMBER 20, 2006

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending the act of June 15, 2006 (P.L.200, No.47), entitled "An
     2     act designating the bridge carrying State Route 1025 over
     3     Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington County,
     4     as the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge," further providing for
     5     the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge designation; designating
     6     State Route 830 extending from Interstate 80 to the DuBois-
     7     Jefferson County Airport in Washington Township, Jefferson
     8     County, as the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway;
     9     designating a portion of State Route 291 in Delaware County    <--
    10     as the Willie Mae James Leake Memorial Highway; DESIGNATING    <--
    11     THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN LINESVILLE BOROUGH, CRAWFORD COUNTY,
    12     AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE WEST" AND "GATEWAY TO
    13     PENNSYLVANIA" AND THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN MATAMORAS BOROUGH,
    14     PIKE COUNTY, AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE EAST" AND "GATEWAY
    15     TO PENNSYLVANIA"; designating the bridge on Interstate 79
    16     crossing U.S. Route 6N in Washington Township, Erie County,
    17     as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge; designating Front
    18     Street, from Allegheny Avenue to Rocky Grove Avenue in the
    19     Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango County, as the Mayor John D.
    20     McClelland Honorary Highway; and designating SR 255 from SR    <--
    21     948, Fox Township, Elk County, to the former St. Marys
    22     Borough line in Elk County, as the William F. Renwick
    23     Memorial Highway; DESIGNATING STATE ROUTE 263 IN HATBORO,      <--
    24     MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AS THE ROY W. CORNELL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY;
    25     AND RENAMING THE PORTION OF STATE ROUTE 837 IN THE CITY
    26     LIMITS OF CLAIRTON, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, AS THE DOMINIC P.
    27     SERAPIGLIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.

    28     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    29  hereby enacts as follows:
    30     Section 1.  The title and section 1(a) of the act of June 15,

     1  2006 (P.L.200, No.47), entitled "An act designating the bridge
     2  carrying State Route 1025 over Interstate 79 in North Strabane
     3  Township, Washington County, as the Canon-McMillan Alumni
     4  Bridge," are amended to read:
     5                               AN ACT
     6  Designating the bridge carrying State Route [1025] 1035 over
     7     Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington County,
     8     as the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge[.]; designating State
     9     Route 830 extending from Interstate 80 to the DuBois-
    10     Jefferson County Airport in Washington Township, Jefferson
    11     County, as the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway;
    12     designating a portion of State Route 291 in Delaware County    <--
    13     as the Willie Mae James Leake Memorial Highway; designating
    14     DESIGNATING THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN LINESVILLE BOROUGH,       <--
    15     CRAWFORD COUNTY, AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE WEST" AND
    16     "GATEWAY TO PENNSYLVANIA" AND THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN
    17     MATAMORAS BOROUGH, PIKE COUNTY, AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE
    18     EAST" AND "GATEWAY TO PENNSYLVANIA"; DESIGNATING the bridge
    19     on Interstate 79 crossing U.S. Route 6N in Washington
    20     Township, Erie County, as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial
    21     Bridge; designating Front Street, from Allegheny Avenue to
    22     Rocky Grove Avenue in the Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango
    23     County, as the Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway; and  <--
    24     designating SR 255 from SR 948, Fox Township, Elk County, to
    25     the former St. Mary's Borough line in Elk County, as the
    26     William F. Renwick Memorial Highway; DESIGNATING STATE ROUTE   <--
    27     263 IN HATBORO, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AS THE ROY W. CORNELL
    28     MEMORIAL HIGHWAY; AND RENAMING THE PORTION OF STATE ROUTE 837
    29     IN THE CITY LIMITS OF CLAIRTON, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, AS THE
    30     DOMINIC P. SERAPIGLIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.
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     1  Section 1.  Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge.
     2     (a)  Designation.--The bridge carrying State Route [1025]
     3  1035 over Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington
     4  County, is designated and shall be known as the Canon-McMillan
     5  Alumni Bridge.
     6     * * *
     7     Section 2.  The act is amended by adding sections to read:
     8  Section 1.1.  Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway.
     9     (a)  Designation.--State Route 830 extending from Interstate
    10  80 to the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport in Washington
    11  Township, Jefferson County, is designated and shall be known as
    12  the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway.
    13     (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
    14  maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
    15  designated in subsection (a) at each end of the designated road.
    16  Section 1.2.  Willie Mae James Leake Memorial Highway.            <--
    17     (a)  Declaration of policy.--The General Assembly finds and
    18  declares that:
    19         (1)  Mayor Willie Mae James Leake had the distinction of
    20     being the first African-American mayor for the City of
    21     Chester, Delaware County, and served in that capacity from
    22     1986 to 1991.
    23         (2)  Mayor Leake's pride for the City of Chester led her
    24     to a career in city politics. Mayor Leake's political career
    25     began in 1972. Subsequently, she began this career appointed
    26     to the Chester-Upland School Board. In 1977 Mayor Leake
    27     received the highest number of votes among Republican
    28     candidates for a six-year term on the school board. In 1982
    29     Mayor Leake was appointed City Treasurer. In January 1983
    30     Mayor Leake was appointed to the City Council of Chester,
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     1     Pennsylvania, and at this time she made history as the first
     2     woman to serve on City Council.
     3         (3)  Mayor Leake was also on the executive board of the
     4     Chester branch of the NAACP.
     5         (4)  The distinguished achievements and contributions of
     6     Mayor Willie Mae James Leake reflect the spirit of not only a
     7     distinguished servant to the City of Chester, Delaware
     8     County, and the Commonwealth, but also a great Pennsylvanian.
     9     (b)  Designation.--The highway in Delaware County carrying
    10  State Route 291 from Ridley Creek to the Trainer Borough line is
    11  hereby designated and shall be known as the Willie Mae James
    12  Leake Memorial Highway. The designation under this subsection
    13  shall supersede any previous designation of this portion of
    14  highway.
    15     (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect
    16  appropriate signs at each end of the highway displaying the
    17  designation made by this section.
    18  SECTION 1.2.  U.S. 6 GATEWAY DESIGNATION.                         <--
    19     (A)  FINDINGS.--THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES AS
    20  FOLLOWS:
    21         (1)  HISTORIC U.S. 6 IS THE LONGEST HIGHWAY EVER
    22     ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES, STRETCHING 3,652 MILES FROM
    23     PROVINCETOWN ON CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS, ALL THE WAY TO LONG
    24     BEACH ISLAND IN CALIFORNIA.
    25         (2)  IN OCTOBER OF 1925, AS PART OF A RECOMMENDED 75,884-
    26     MILE U.S. NUMBERED HIGHWAY SYSTEM, THE JOINT BOARD ON
    27     INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS PROPOSED U.S. 6 FROM PROVINCETOWN,
    28     MASSACHUSETTS, THROUGH RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT AND
    29     STRETCHING TO BREWSTER, NEW YORK.
    30         (3)  BY THE TIME THE DEBATES ON THIS SYSTEM CONCLUDED AND
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     1     THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS (AASHO)
     2     APPROVED THE PROPOSAL, U.S. 6 CONSISTED OF 707 MILES
     3     STRETCHING FROM PROVINCETOWN TO ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA. A LARGE
     4     GAP IN THIS ROUTE (THROUGH NEW YORK) WAS FILLED IN 1928.
     5         (4)  THE HISTORIC HIGHWAY BEGAN AS AN ENTITY IN NOVEMBER
     6     OF 1926 WHEN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY
     7     OFFICIALS ADOPTED THE FEDERAL NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR MARKING
     8     THE NATION'S MAIN INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.
     9         (5)  U.S. 6 WAS SIGNED IN 1926 AND IN THE EARLY YEARS ITS
    10     WESTERN TERMINUS WAS IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA.
    11         (6)  IN 1938, U.S. 6 WAS WIDENED FROM CLARKS SUMMIT TO
    12     SCRANTON AND MILFORD TO THE NEW YORK STATE LINE.
    13         (7)  ONCE KNOWN AS THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT HIGHWAY, U.S. 6
    14     WAS FORMALLY DEDICATED AS THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
    15     HIGHWAY AT A CEREMONY IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ON MAY 3,
    16     1953.
    17         (8)  U.S. 6 RUNS EXACTLY 399.81 MILES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
    18         (9)  WITH ORIGINS THAT PREDATE THE AMERICAN COLONIES,
    19     U.S. 6 HAS GROWN AS THE UNITED STATES HAS GROWN -- FROM THE
    20     APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS OF NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA, TO THE
    21     GREAT PLAINS OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA, TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF
    22     COLORADO AND UTAH, U.S. 6 CONNECTS BIG CITIES LIKE CLEVELAND
    23     AND DENVER, STATE CAPITALS LIKE PROVIDENCE AND DES MOINES,
    24     AND SMALL HAMLETS LIKE NAPPANEE, INDIANA, AND ELY, NEVADA.
    25     THESE TOWNS AND REGIONS COULD BENEFIT GREATLY FROM PROTECTING
    26     AND PROMOTING THIS HISTORIC RESOURCE.
    27         (10)  THIS HISTORIC TRANSCONTINENTAL HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO
    28     BE ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND SCENIC ROADWAYS IN THE WORLD
    29     AND IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE WORTH PROTECTING AND SHOWCASING.
    30         (11)  PENNSYLVANIA HAS AUTHORIZED THE U.S. 6 HERITAGE
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     1     CORRIDOR AS THE COMMONWEALTH'S TWELFTH HERITAGE PARK,
     2     STRETCHING THROUGH 11 NORTHERN COUNTIES.
     3         (12)  THE CORRIDOR CONNECTS FOUR STATE HERITAGE AREAS AND
     4     TWO NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS, TRAVERSES THROUGH THE POCONO
     5     MOUNTAINS, ENDLESS MOUNTAINS, ALLEGHENY MOUNTAINS, THE
     6     ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST AND TWO LARGE STATE FOREST TRACTS,
     7     IS CLOSE TO AT LEAST 19 STATE PARKS, AND SERVES AS AN ENTRY
     8     POINT FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION, THE PENNSYLVANIA NORTHEAST
     9     MOUNTAIN REGION AS WELL AS THE "PENNSYLVANIA WILDS" -- AN
    10     INITIATIVE AIMED AT INCREASING NATURE-BASED TOURISM IN THE
    11     STATE'S NORTH CENTRAL COUNTIES.
    12         (13)  THE PENNSYLVANIA ENTRY POINTS, LINESVILLE IN
    13     CRAWFORD COUNTY AND MATAMORAS IN PIKE COUNTY, HAVE LONG BEEN
    14     CONSIDERED AS THE PENNSYLVANIA GATEWAYS TO THE WEST AND EAST,
    15     RESPECTIVELY.
    16         (14)  LINESVILLE, WHICH IS THE 500 MILE MARKER BETWEEN
    17     NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, IS A BOROUGH LOCATED IN CRAWFORD COUNTY
    18     WITH A POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1,155.
    19         (15)  LINESVILLE WILL BE THE FUTURE HOME OF THE NATIONAL
    20     U.S. ROUTE 6 MUSEUM, WHICH WILL HIGHLIGHT THE IMPACT AND
    21     IMPORTANCE OF U.S. 6 ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRY AND
    22     WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON ITS
    23     HISTORIC AND CURRENT SIGNIFICANCE.
    24         (16)  MATAMORAS IS A BOROUGH LOCATED IN PIKE COUNTY WITH
    25     A POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 2,312.
    26     (B)  DESIGNATION.--
    27         (1)  THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN LINESVILLE BOROUGH,
    28     CRAWFORD COUNTY, IS DESIGNATED AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE
    29     WEST" FOR WESTBOUND TRAFFIC AND "GATEWAY TO PENNSYLVANIA" FOR
    30     EASTBOUND TRAFFIC.
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     1         (2)  THE PORTION OF U.S. 6 IN MATAMORAS BOROUGH, PIKE
     2     COUNTY, IS DESIGNATED AS THE U.S. 6 "GATEWAY TO THE EAST" FOR
     3     EASTBOUND TRAFFIC AND "GATEWAY TO PENNSYLVANIA" FOR WESTBOUND
     4     TRAFFIC.
     5     (C)  SIGNS.--THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL, IN
     6  CONSULTATION WITH THE BOROUGHS OF LINESVILLE AND MATAMORAS,
     7  ERECT AND MAINTAIN SIGNS TO INDICATE THE DESIGNATIONS UNDER
     8  SUBSECTION (B).
     9  Section 1.3.  Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge.
    10     (a)  Declaration of policy.--The General Assembly finds and
    11  declares as follows:
    12         (1)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard was born in 1926 in Cambridge
    13     Springs and graduated in 1949 from New York State College of
    14     Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
    15         (2)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard served the public and the
    16     community as a member of the Washington Township Zoning
    17     Hearing Board from March 1979 until April 1993. He further
    18     served on the General McLane School Board, was an active
    19     member of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical
    20     Association, the Masonic Lodge in Edinboro and countless
    21     other community and civic organizations until his death on
    22     September 7, 2006.
    23         (3)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard was dedicated to serving the
    24     public and the community, and he did so with distinction and
    25     a true spirit of community and family.
    26     (b)  Designation.--The bridge on Interstate 79 crossing U.S.
    27  Route 6N in Washington Township, Erie County, is hereby
    28  designated as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge.
    29     (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
    30  maintain appropriate signs to indicate the designation under
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     1  subsection (b).
     2  Section 1.4.  Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway.
     3     (a)  Designation.--Front Street, a section of State Route
     4  4002, from Pennsylvania Routes 8 and 62 to Pennsylvania Route
     5  417, in the village of Rocky Grove, Borough of Sugarcreek,
     6  Venango County, is designated and shall be known as the Mayor
     7  John D. McClelland Honorary Highway.
     8     (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     9  maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
    10  designated in subsection (a) at each end of the designated road.
    11  Section 1.5.  William F. Renwick Memorial Highway.
    12     (a)  Findings.--William F. Renwick was a former member of the
    13  Pennsylvania House of Representatives who passed away February
    14  28, 1981, at the age of 65. He was a United States Marine Corps
    15  veteran of World War II, was first elected to the House of
    16  Representatives in 1954 and served for 24 consecutive years
    17  until 1978. He was a leader in sportsmen's and environmental
    18  issues, a member of the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club and chairman
    19  of the Game and Fisheries Committee of the House of
    20  Representatives. He served as a member of St. Marys Borough
    21  Council from 1945 to 1949, was an active member of the Knights
    22  of Columbus, the American Legion and the Benevolent and
    23  Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Renwick was highly respected and
    24  admired by his constituents and colleagues as an honest and
    25  dedicated politician who was committed to the well-being of his
    26  community and the citizens of this Commonwealth.
    27     (b)  Designation.--SR 255 from SR 948 STATE ROUTE 255 FROM     <--
    28  STATE ROUTE 948, Fox Township, Elk County, to the former St.
    29  Marys Borough line in Elk County is designated and shall be
    30  known as the William F. Renwick Memorial Highway.
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     1     (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     2  maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
     3  designated in subsection (b) at each end of the designated
     4  highway.
     5  SECTION 1.6.  ROY W. CORNELL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.                    <--
     6     (A)  DECLARATION OF POLICY.--THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND
     7  DECLARES AS FOLLOWS:
     8         (1)  ROY W. CORNELL WAS BORN IN 1943 IN ABINGTON AND
     9     GRADUATED IN 1961 FROM HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS
    10     ELECTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 1978 AND SERVED THIS
    11     COMMONWEALTH WITH DISTINCTION UNTIL HIS DEATH ON JANUARY 1,
    12     2004.
    13         (2)  ROY W. CORNELL SERVED THE PUBLIC AS A MEMBER OF
    14     HATBORO BOROUGH COUNCIL FROM 1972 UNTIL 1978 AND SERVED AS
    15     HATBORO BOROUGH COUNCIL PRESIDENT FOR TWO OF THOSE YEARS.
    16         (3)  ROY W. CORNELL WAS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF
    17     TITLE EXAMINERS, THE EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF
    18     REALTORS, THE W.K. BRAY LODGE 410, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS,
    19     THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOROUGHS ASSOCIATION AND THE HATBORO
    20     BOROUGH PLANNING COMMISSION.
    21         (4)  ROY W. CORNELL WAS A DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT TO THE
    22     BOROUGH OF HATBORO AND THE 152ND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT FOR
    23     OVER 30 YEARS.
    24     (B)  DESIGNATION.--STATE ROUTE 263 IN HATBORO BOROUGH,
    25  MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IS HEREBY DESIGNATED AS THE ROY W. CORNELL
    26  MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.
    27     (C)  SIGNS.--THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL ERECT AND
    28  MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE SIGNS TO INDICATE THE DESIGNATION UNDER
    29  SUBSECTION (B).
    30  SECTION 1.7.  DOMINIC P. SERAPIGLIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.
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     1     (A)  RENAMING.--THE PORTION OF STATE ROUTE 837 IN THE CITY
     2  LIMITS OF CLAIRTON, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, IS RENAMED THE DOMINIC P.
     3  SERAPIGLIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.
     4     (B)  SIGNS.--THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL ERECT AND
     5  MAINTAIN SIGNS WHICH SHALL DISPLAY THE NAME OF THE HIGHWAY
     6  RENAMED IN SUBSECTION (A) AT EACH END OF THE DESIGNATED ROAD.
     7     Section 3.  All acts and parts of acts are repealed insofar
     8  as they are inconsistent with this act.
     9     Section 4.  This act shall take effect as follows:
    10         (1)  The addition of section 1.1 of the act shall take
    11     effect July 31, 2007.
    12         (2)  The addition of sections 1.4 and 1.5 1.2, 1.4, 1.5    <--
    13     AND 1.6 of the act shall take effect in 60 days.
    14         (3)  The remainder of this act shall take effect
    15     immediately.










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