Bill Text: NJ S3449 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Designates Morris Plains rail station as "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey."

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-18 - Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading [S3449 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S3449-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 3449

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JOSEPH PENNACCHIO

District 26 (Essex, Morris and Passaic)

Senator  ANTHONY R. BUCCO

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates Morris Plains rail station as "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey."

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Transportation Committee on March 18, 2019, with amendments.

 


An Act designating the Morris Plains rail station as the "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey."

 

Whereas, The Honorable Frank J. Druetzler has lived his entire life in Morris County, first residing in 1the Township of1 Hanover before relocating to 1the Borough of1 Morris Plains 1(Morris Plains)1 in 1960; and

Whereas, Frank J. Druetzler began his distinguished career in public service as a member of the Morris Plains Borough Council; and

Whereas, In 1986, Frank J. Druetzler was elected Mayor of Morris Plains where, over a 32 year career, he had many significant achievements; and

Whereas, Mayor Druetzler was responsible for the creation of several events that have made Morris Plains a place that children and their families have loved to call "home," including the annual Memorial Day parade, "Family Day," the town bonfire, and "Uncle Frank's  Fishing Contest"; and

Whereas, Mayor Druetzler truly embodies all that makes Morris Plains "The Community of Caring"; and

Whereas, Mayor Druetzler led efforts to expand the Morris Plains park system and convert the Community Park School into a heavily used and deeply appreciated community center; and

Whereas, Mayor Druetzler led efforts to create the Morris Plains September 11, 2001, memorial, which features 1[3] three1 steel beams from the North Tower of the World Trade Center; and

Whereas, In addition to serving as Mayor of Morris Plains, Frank J. Druetzler also served as a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Morris County from 1992 to 2006; and

Whereas, As a Freeholder, Frank J. Druetzler was part of the board that voted for the construction of a $32 million, state-of-the-art corrections facility in 1[Morris Township] the Township of Morris1; and

Whereas, As a Freeholder, Frank J. Druetzler is also credited with leading efforts to expand and renovate the county juvenile detention center and human services building; and

Whereas, As a Freeholder, Frank J. Druetzler led the preservation of 300 acres of land at Greystone, which has now become the preeminent park to enjoy in Morris County; and

Whereas, Mayor Druetzler's extensive record of inspired and effective civic leadership has earned for him the deepest respect and regard of his fellow citizens, and his steadfast dedication has exemplified the true meaning of selfless public service; and

Whereas, The strength and success of the State of New Jersey, the vitality of its communities and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon dynamic and selfless individuals, as exemplified by Mayor Frank J. Druetzler; and

Whereas, With an unwavering devotion to the people of Morris Plains and Morris County, it is fitting and proper for the Legislature of the State of New Jersey to honor Frank J. Druetzler by designating the Morris Plains rail station as the "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey"; now, therefore,

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1[1. The Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation shall designate the Morris Plains rail station as the "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey" in commemoration of his outstanding service and erect appropriate signs bearing this designation and dedication.]1

 

     11.   The rail station operated by the New Jersey Transit Corporation in the Borough of Morris Plains and known as the "Morris Plains Station" is designated as the "Frank J. Druetzler Station - Morris Plains, New Jersey" and shall henceforth ceremoniously be known by that name.1

 

     2.    State or other public funds shall not be used for producing, purchasing, or erecting signs bearing the designation established pursuant to section 1 of this act.  The Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation is authorized to receive gifts, grants, or other financial assistance from private sources for the purpose of funding or reimbursing the New Jersey Transit Corporation for the costs associated with producing, purchasing, erecting, and maintaining signs bearing the designation established pursuant to section 1 of this act and entering into agreements related thereto, with private sources, including but not limited to non-governmental non-profit, educational, or charitable entities or institutions. Work shall not proceed and funding shall not be accepted by the New Jersey Transit Corporation until an agreement has been reached with a responsible party for paying the costs associated with producing, purchasing, erecting, and maintaining the signs.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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