Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) recently signed a bill into law to name a stretch of highway in his state after former President Donald Trump.
“Senate Bill 624 would name a section of a highway in the Panhandle — 287 from Boise City to Texas — ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway.’ It would also direct the Department of Transportation to place suitable permanent markers bearing the name on the highway,” KOCO reported Tuesday.
The governor signed the bill into law on Friday.
Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City) noted state law required a person must be deceased for at least three years before a highway or bridge can be named in their honor, which temporarily derailed the legislation, according to the Oklahoman.
“The only exception is for Medal of Honor recipients. Nevertheless, Republican legislators persisted. In an amendment to Senate Bill 624, they crossed out the three-year requirement currently in