Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ohio House Concurs on Senate Amendments to Road Naming Bill

COLUMBUS—State Representative Courtney Combs (R-Hamilton) has announced the Ohio House concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 65, legislation that incorporates 24 memorial highways and six memorial bridges in honor of heroic Ohioans. The legislation also authorizes the Director of Transportation to erect suitable markers along the highways indicating their names.
“The families of those soldiers and individuals included in this legislation have been waiting for this to be passed for years in most cases,” Combs said. “This bill recognizes the significant service and sacrifice of a number of men and women who honorably served our country, and I am pleased that my bill became the vehicle that will provide that recognition for the soldiers and for many deserving families. I initially introduced this bill to recognize Marine Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski, but I have grown infinitely proud and moved by each of those individuals being recognized today.”
The Ohio Senate included a provision to create the “Honor Our Fallen” license plate, for which a $15 contribution would be paid to the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society.
The House unanimously concurred on the Senate amendments to Sub. H.B. 65, which now awaits the signature of Governor John Kasich.