SB 1831

84(R) - 2015
Senate Transportation
Senate Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

From the Author's Statement of Intent: 

Specialist Dane R. Balcon passed away on September 5, 2007, in Balad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specialist Balcon died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. From an early age, Dane dreamed of the opportunity to serve his country. His path to the military began at Sand Creek High School in 2002, where he joined the Army ROTC program. The staff and students at Sand Creek High School remembered Dane as an outstanding person and someone who had an absolute love for the military and serving his country. In 2007, immediately following graduation, Dane enlisted in the Army. He deployed to Balad, Iraq on July 7, 2007, with the 3rd Squadron 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas. On September 5, 2007, he completed his mission, making the ultimate sacrifice, protecting our freedom and security. Specialist Balcon comes from a proud tradition of military service. Both his mother and father served in the military. They currently live and work near the site of the proposed memorial designation. Specialist Balcon was a remarkable soldier and a devoted son who honorably served the nation he loved. S.B. 1831 offers the designation of State Highway 151 bridge as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge as an honorable tribute to thank him, Specialist Dane R. Balcon, and his family for his service to our country. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Because they do not directly connect to our liberty principles, we remain neutral on all legislation relating to highway or bridge naming bills.