A Kansas legislator
has offered a “tribute” in support of June Safety Month.
Margaret E. Long, D-Kansas City, offered the tribute in May, after
the end of the regular legislative session. According to a spokeswoman
at the Legislature, the tributes are used in the place of resolutions
or certificates after the session has ended; it serves roughly the
same function under the Kansas Legislature’s rules.
of Representatives Tribute, requested by Rep. Margaret Long. Be
it hereby known to all that sincere commendation is offered to the
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. on the occasion
of June 2003 National Truck Safety Month. Best wishes for continuing
success in this promotion of safety. By Margaret E. Long, Representative,
Janet Jones, Chief Clerk of the House.”
Green of OOIDA’s Business Services department first alerted Long
to the effort. It was his suggestion, and her commitment to highway
safety, that prompted the tribute.
think that’s one of the most important things is road safety,” Long,
who serves on the House Transportation Committee in Topeka, said.
“I wish them [truckers] a successful campaign and continued safe
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
Reddig can be reached at email@example.com.