HOUSE BILL NO. 285
INTRODUCED BY V. RICCI
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PEARL HARBOR VETERANS 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, State Secondary Highway 532 runs adjacent to the Yellowstone National Cemetery, where Pearl Harbor veterans including Edward J. Chlapowski, who keyed the encoded message to all ships and stations that Pearl Harbor was under attack, are interred; and
WHEREAS, to honor these Pearl Harbor veterans from the Greatest Generation it is appropriate to rename this portion of roadway "Pearl Harbor Veterans Memorial Highway."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Pearl Harbor Veterans memorial highway. (1) There is established the Pearl Harbor veterans memorial highway on the existing Montana highway 532 in Yellowstone County, between mile marker 1 and mile marker 2.
(2) The department shall design and install appropriate signs marking the location of the Pearl Harbor veterans memorial highway.
(3) Maps that identify roadways in Montana must be updated to include the location of the Pearl Harbor veterans 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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