Representatives Propose Bills in Memory of Rush Limbaugh

Legislation to name a six- mile section of Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County as the “Rush Limbaugh Memorial Highway” is making its way through both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives this week. State Representatives introduced House Bill 1259 on February 23, 2021, six days after Limbaugh passed away from cancer in Florida. On Monday the measure passed through the lower chamber’s Transportation Committee by a party-line vote of 10-4 and was referred to the Rules-Legislative Oversight panel to be reviewed. Another representative also advocated for a highway memorial to Limbaugh during a public hearing on Tuesday. In addition, they introduced a similar bill that would make a “Limbaugh Day,” House Bill 1200, is also in the committee. Time is ticking down on all the bills honoring the radio icon because the legislative session is due to adjourn for the year on May 14, 2021. If the legislation for Rush Limbaugh Day is passed it wouldn’t create a holiday across the state. Every government office, school and bank would still be open on January 12. This legislation does encourage state residents to participate in appropriate events and activities to remember the life of this famous resident and radio host.

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