Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2008
Sen. Todd Lamb
Sen. Lamb Wins Committee Approval for Operation Iraqi Freedom License
The Senate Finance Committee has given unanimous
support to legislation creating special license plates for Oklahomans
who have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. State Sen. Todd
Lamb, R-Edmond, is author of Senate Bill 1138.
“Approximately 70 Oklahoma soldiers have died in Operation
Iraqi Freedom. 5,500 Oklahoma Air and Army Guard have served two
to three tours of duty…and approximately 21,182 active duty
or reserve soldiers have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom,”
Lamb said the request for this legislation had actually come from
a constituent who was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I think it is very important for the State of Oklahoma
to make a statement that we support our veterans, especially when
you consider how many of our young men and women have stepped forward
to defend our nation,” Lamb said. “This is just one
small way that we can honor their service on our behalf, and I am
grateful we had unanimous support in committee for this effort.”
SB 1138 now moves to the full Senate for further consideration.
For more information contact:
Senator Lamb's Office: (405) 521-5632