Wow, was he surprised!!!

Today the Senate passed SB66, Highway Designation Amendments, modifying the Transportation Code by designating a portion of Highway 6 from Interstate 15 to Interstate 70 the Mike Dmitrich Highway.  The designation will appear on future state highway maps.  The bill is sponsored by Senator Hinkins in the Senate and by Representative Morley in the House.  The bill passed unanimously in the Senate and now heads to the House.

Senator Mike Dmitrich retired from legislative service last year after serving 40 years as a Utah legislator.  He served 24 years in the House of Representatives and 16 years in the Senate.  He also served as Minority Leader for many years in both the House and the Senate.  In 2008, he decided it was time to move on.

The bill was a well-kept secret on Capitol Hill, and the highway designation came as a complete surprise to Mike!  He didn’t have a clue!

Congratulations, Mike.  And thanks to everyone for choosing this fitting tribute to a man who devoted 40 years of his life to representing the citizens of Utah.  This honor is well deserved.

Senator Bramble and Mike Dmitrich
Senator Bramble and former Senator Dmitrich looking over SB66

 

Senators Bramble and Davis and Mike Dmitrich
Senator Bramble, former Senator Dmitrich, and Senator Davis

 

Mike Dmitrich and Senator Dayton
Senator Dayton congratulating former Senator Dmitrich

 

 Mike Dmitrich speaking to the Senate
Former Senator Dmitrich thanking the Senators for this unexpected Highway Honor

Senator Jones and former Senator Mike Dmitrich
Current Minority Leader Jones and former Minority Leader Dmitrich

 

 

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