Kansas legislative ‘tribute’ supports June Safety Month

| 5/29/2003
A Kansas legislator has offered a “tribute” in support of June Safety Month.

Rep. 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.

The tribute reads:

“House 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.”

Gary 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.

“I 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 driving.”

--by Mark H. Reddig, associate editor

Mark Reddig can be reached at mreddig@landlinemag.com.