Ellis Island National Monument

Ellis Island National Monument

National Park Service to Honor Three Assembly Democratic Lawmakers

March 4, 2009, 7:19 am

Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, Nelson T. Albano and Matthew W. Milam will be honored by the National Park Service during a March 13 ceremony on Ellis Island.

The three lawmakers sponsored a law (A-210/S-1493) giving the United States Park Police more authority at check points and bridges leading to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The law gave park police authority to make arrests for fourth degree crimes, disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses and motor vehicle violations on Ellis Island or in Liberty State Park within 500 feet of the ferry terminal serving the Statute of Liberty and the access bridge to Ellis Island.