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HOUSE BILL NO. 509

INTRODUCED BY J. PATELIS, F. GARNER

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DAVID L. BRIESE JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTY; DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INSTALL SIGNS AT THE LOCATION AND TO INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL HIGHWAY ON THE NEXT STATE HIGHWAY MAP; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

     WHEREAS, David L. Briese Jr. was killed in the line of duty on November 3, 2006, when responding to another deputy's call for assistance with a combative suspect; and

     WHEREAS, David L. Briese Jr. dedicated his life to public safety as he served the people of Montana; and

     WHEREAS, David L. Briese Jr., whose call number was 3-42, served for 11 years as a detention officer and as a deputy in the Yellowstone County and Big Horn County Sheriff's Offices; and

     WHEREAS, David L. Briese Jr. gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Yellowstone County; and

     WHEREAS, David L. Briese Jr. left behind two sons, a stepdaughter, a wife, two parents, and a sister; and

     WHEREAS, Interstate 90 between mile 445 and mile 451 runs near the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, where David L. Briese Jr. started his career with Yellowstone County and where he lost his life; and

     WHEREAS, the 65th Legislature of the State of Montana wishes to honor his memory and commitment to service.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     Section 1.  David L. Briese Jr. memorial highway. (1) There is established the David L. Briese Jr. memorial highway on the existing Montana interstate 90 between mile 445 and mile 451.

     (2) The department shall design and install appropriate signs marking the location of the David L. Briese Jr. memorial highway.

     (3) Maps that identify roadways in Montana must be updated to include the location of the David L. Briese Jr. memorial highway when the department updates and publishes the state maps.

 

     Section 2.  Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 60, chapter 1, part 2, and the provisions of Title 60, chapter 1, part 2, apply to [section 1].

 

     Section 3.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.

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