H1831B2644A07715 BIL:DM 06/16/14 #90 A07715

 

 

 

 

AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1831

Sponsor: SENATOR RAFFERTY

Printer's No. 2644

 

1Amend Bill, page 1, line 3, by striking out the period after
2"Bridge" and inserting

3 ; designating a bridge on that portion of 17th Street over the 
410th Avenue Expressway, City of Altoona, Blair County, as the 
5Blair County Veterans Memorial Bridge; designating a bridge 
6on that portion of S.R. 764 over 31st Street, City of 
7Altoona, Blair County, as the Alvin E. Morrison Memorial 
8Bridge; and designating West Erie Avenue from its 
9intersection with North Second Street in Philadelphia City, 
10Philadelphia County, to the point where it meets North Front 
11Street in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County, as Roberto 
12Clemente Way.

13Amend Bill, page 2, by inserting between lines 23 and 24

14Section 2. Blair County Veterans Memorial Bridge.

15(a) Findings.--The 17th Street Bridge over the 10th Avenue
16Expressway, City of Altoona, Blair County, is the point of
17assembly for and is crossed every year in the Altoona Veterans
18Day Parade.

19(b) Designation.--The bridge located on 17th Street in the
20City of Altoona, Blair County over the 10th Avenue Expressway is
21hereby designated the Blair County Veterans Memorial Bridge.

22(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
23maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge to
24traffic in both directions on the bridge.

25Section 3. Alvin E. Morrison Memorial Bridge.

26(a) Findings.--

27(1) S. Sgt. Alvin E. Morrison attended Greenwood School,
28Roosevelt Junior High School and Altoona High School.

29(2) S. Sgt. Morrison was a radio operator and ball
30turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress with the U.S. Air
31Force 560th squadron in World War II.

32(3) On one of the many Flying Fortress raids over
33France, German planes shot down S. Sgt. Morrison's B-17
34bomber, and the airplane's entire crew was forced to bail
35out, killing S. Sgt. Morrison along with several other crew
36members.

37(4) S. Sgt. Morrison was awarded the Air Medal, Purple

1Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Honorable Service
2in World War II Lapel Button.

3(b) Designation.--The bridge located on S.R. 764 in the City
4of Altoona, Blair County, over 31st Street is hereby designated
5the Alvin E. Morrison Memorial Bridge.

6(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
7maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge to
8traffic in both directions on the bridge.

9Section 4. Roberto Clemente Way.

10(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
11follows:

12(1) Roberto Walker Clemente was born in Barrio San Anton
13in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on August 18, 1934.

14(2) Roberto Clemente is remembered today as one of
15baseball's best all-round right fielders, with one of the
16best arms in baseball. Often referred to as "The Great One,"
17Clemente was the first Latin American player elected to the
18Baseball Hall of Fame.

19(3) Roberto Clemente's life ended on December 31, 1972,
20in a plane crash while en route to Nicaragua with relief
21supplies for earthquake victims.

22(4) In his thirty-eight years, Roberto Clemente became a
23baseball legend in the United States, but in his homeland and
24throughout Latin America he became a national and cultural
25icon. For his "outstanding athletic, civic, charitable, and
26humanitarian contributions," Roberto Clemente was awarded the
27Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress in
281973.

29(b) Designation.--West Erie Avenue from its intersection
30with North Second Street in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia
31County, to the point where it meets North Front Street in
32Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County, is designated as Roberto
33Clemente Way.

34(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
35maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to
36traffic in both directions.

37Amend Bill, page 2, line 24, by striking out "2" and
38inserting

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