June 23, 2021

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill To Name Highway After President Trump

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate has passed a revised version of the bill that would name a highway in the Sooner State after former President Donald J. Trump.

The revised version of Senate Bill 624 addresses memorial bridge and highway designations in Oklahoma. It would remove the requirement that people must be deceased for three years before getting a highway named after them so that a highway in the Oklahoma panhandle can be named after President Trump.

The bill proposes to name the section of State Highway 287 beginning at the municipal limits of Boise City extending southeast to the Oklahoma-Texas border in Cimarron County to be designated as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.”

It would direct the Department of Transportation to place suitable permanent markers bearing the name on the highway.

The House of Representatives passed a version of the bill in late April. Because the Senate passed a new version of Senate Bill 624 on Wednesday, the measure heads back to the House again.


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