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                                                      Calendar No. 369
115th Congress       }                                   {      Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session          }                                   {     115-221
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 A BILL TO RENAME A WATERWAY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS THE ``JOSEPH 
                         SANFORD JR. CHANNEL''

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

           COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

                                   on

                                S. 1668


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                 April 9, 2018.--Ordered to be printed
                 
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                         U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 

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       SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
                     one hundred fifteenth congress
                             second session

                   JOHN THUNE, South Dakota, Chairman
 ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi         BILL NELSON, Florida
 ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
 TED CRUZ, Texas                      AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
 DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut
 JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii
 DAN SULLIVAN, Alaska                 EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
 DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  TOM UDALL, New Mexico
 JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma            GARY C. PETERS, Michigan
 MIKE LEE, Utah                       TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
 RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
 SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West           MARGARETWOODHASSAN,NewHampshire
    Virginia
 CORY GARDNER, Colorado               CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, Nevada
 TODD C. YOUNG, Indiana               JON TESTER, Montana

                       Nick Rossi, Staff Director
                 Adrian Arnakis, Deputy Staff Director
                    Jason Van Beek, General Counsel
                 Kim Lipsky, Democratic Staff Director
           Christopher Day, Democratic Deputy Staff Director




















                                                      Calendar No. 369
115th Congress       }                                   {      Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session          }                                   {     115-221

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 A BILL TO RENAME A WATERWAY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS THE ``JOSEPH 
                         SANFORD JR. CHANNEL''

                                _______
                                

                 April 9, 2018.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Thune, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                         [To accompany S. 1668]

    The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to 
which was referred the bill (S. 1668), to rename a waterway in 
the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel,'' 
having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of S. 1668 is to rename the waterway ``Negro 
Bar Channel'' as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel.''

                          Background and Needs

    Mr. Joseph Sanford, Jr. was an Inwood, New York, volunteer 
fire fighter who died days after suffering critical injuries 
while responding to a fire call in Woodmere, New York, on 
December 19, 2014. Mr. Sanford, a 17-year veteran of the fire 
department who was posthumously promoted to Chief, was one of 
the first firefighters on the scene. He fell through the first 
floor of the vacant house and was trapped under debris.
    The channel in question divides Nassau County and Queens, 
New York. The waterway received its current name in 1963 under 
an Administrative Directive by then-Secretary of Interior 
Stewart Udall, when he mandated a previous term, a deeply 
offensive slur, used in geographic names on Federal maps and 
other products be changed to ``Negro.'' The town of Hempstead, 
New York, sent requests to the New York State Department of 
Education's Committee on Geographic Names and the U.S. Board on 
Geographic Names to approve the name change to ``Joseph Sanford 
Jr. Channel'' in 2016. However, the U.S. Board on Geographic 
Names has a policy that does not allow a geographic feature to 
be named after a deceased person unless the person has been 
deceased for at least 5 years. This bill would change any 
reference to this waterway in any law, map, regulation, 
document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel.''

                         Summary of Provisions

    S. 1668 section would rename the waterway in the State of 
New York designated as the ``Negro Bar Channel'' to be known as 
the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel.''

                          Legislative History

    S. 1668 was introduced on July 27, 2017, by Senator Schumer 
and was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate. On November 8, 2017, the 
Committee met in open Executive Session and, by voice vote, 
ordered S. 1668 reported favorably without amendment.

                            Estimated Costs

    In accordance with paragraph 11(a) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate and section 403 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee provides the 
following cost estimate, prepared by the Congressional Budget 
Office:

S. 1668--A bill to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the 
        ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel''

    S. 1668 would redesignate the waterway in New York State 
referred to as the ``Negro Bar Channel'' the ``Joseph Sanford 
Jr. Channel.'' The bill also would require any reference to the 
Negro Bar Channel in a law, map, regulation, or other United 
States record be deemed a reference to the Joseph Sanford Jr. 
Channel.
    CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no 
effect on the federal budget. Because enacting S. 1668 would 
not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting S. 1668 would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    S. 1668 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Robert Reese. 
The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                      Regulatory Impact Statement

    In accordance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee provides the 
following evaluation of the regulatory impact of the 
legislation, as reported:

                       number of persons covered

    S. 1668, as reported, does not create any new programs or 
impose any new regulatory requirements, and therefore would not 
subject any individuals or businesses to new regulations.

                            economic impact

    S. 1668, as reported, is not expected to have a negative 
impact on the Nation's economy.

                                privacy

    S. 1668, as reported, would have no impact on the personal 
privacy of individuals.

                               paperwork

    S. 1668, as reported, would not increase paperwork 
requirements for either the private or public sectors, beyond 
one-time changes to public materials listing the current name 
of the channel.

                   Congressionally Directed Spending

    In compliance with paragraph 4(b) of rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee provides that no 
provisions contained in the bill, as reported, meet the 
definition of congressionally directed spending items under the 
rule.


                      Section-by-Section Analysis


Section 1. Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel.

    This section would rename the waterway in the State of New 
York designated as the ``Negro Bar Channel'' to be known as the 
``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel.''

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee states that the 
bill as reported would make no change to existing law.

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