SENATOR LETOURNEAU APPLAUDS HOUSE VOTE ON SENATE BILL 400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Senator Bob Letourneau
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May 4, 2006

Concord, NH – Senate Transportation Chairman Bob Letourneau (R-Derry) sponsored legislation, Senate Bill 400, a bill requiring highway welcome signs to include the state motto: “Live Free orDie.”  The current signs read, “You are going to love it here.”  The House of Representatives passed the Senate sponsored measure today, to change the signs back to “Live Free or Die.”

Senate Bill 400 was brought forward to promote New Hampshire’s famous state motto.  Senator Letourneau commented, “New Hampshire is nationally known for its motto and it deserves to be displayed at every opportunity.”  Letourneau continued,“From day one we have had bi-partisan support and the blessing from the Governors’ office to pass this legislation. 

SenatorLetourneau concluded, “I congratulate everyone that supported this bill and look forward to the Governor signing it in the coming weeks.  Live Free orDie!”