SJM 8019

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Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Requesting that a portion of state route number 509 be named the Philip Martin Lelli Memorial Highway.

Sponsors: Senators Conway, Dammeier, Hobbs, Darneille, King, O'Ban, Roach and Hasegawa.

Senate Committee on Transportation

House Committee on Transportation

Background: The Washington State Transportation Commission (Commission) is responsible for naming state transportation facilities, including highways and bridges. The Commission’s policy states: “a naming is done in a thorough and deliberative manner to honor and institute an enduring memory of a person or group of people who have contributed significantly to the well-being of the state or nation and with the widespread support of the people from the area in which the facility is located.”

Upon passage of a Joint Memorial requesting the naming of a facility, the Commission holds a public hearing prior to taking action. After the Commission takes final action, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) designs and installs the appropriate signs.

Summary: The Commission is requested to commence proceedings to name state route number 509 from the junction with Pacific Avenue to the junction with Taylor Way the Philip Martin Lelli Memorial Highway to honor his dedication and service as a longshoreman, activist, and advocate for the betterment of the Port of Tacoma and Washington State.

Copies of the memorial must be forwarded to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commission, and WSDOT.

Votes on Final Passage: