H.R. 4425: The "Martin G. 'Marty' Mahar Post Office" Designation Act

H.R. 4425

The "Martin G. 'Marty' Mahar Post Office" Designation Act

Rep. Paul Tonko

February 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 4425 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, February 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) January 12, 2010.


Bill Summary

H.R. 4425 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2-116th Street in North Troy, New York, as the "Martin G. ‘Marty' Mahar Post Office".


Martin G. Mahar served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II as a paratrooper in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. During his tour of duty, he earned a Purple Heart for serious injuries sustained during combat on Iwo Jima in 1945. A widely respected community leader, Martin G. Mahar served as Mayor of Troy (1990-91), a member of the Troy City Council for ten years (Deputy Mayor, 2years), President of the New York State Association of City Councils, and member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of City Councils.


According to CBO, any costs related to new post office designations, which include the cost of changing the name on the building, signs, and maps, are not significant.