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House sends bill to governor to name portion of K-96 for former legislator Bonnie Huy

  • Eagle Topeka Bureau
  • Published Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.

— The House on Monday sent the governor a bill to name a section of K-96 through east Wichita in honor of the late former Rep. Bonnie Huy.

The bill would designate the stretch of freeway from I-135 to I-35 as the Bonnie Huy Memorial Highway.

Huy served east Wichita in the Legislature for three terms, taking office in 2001 and losing the seat to Democrat Raj Goyle in the 2006 election. A Boeing Co. retiree, Huy was a staunch conservative Republican and forerunner of the conservative majority that now controls the Legislature.

Huy died in 2013 at the age of 77.

The House also voted to name several other roads and projects around the state in honor of former lawmakers and notable Kansans, including the late former Reps. Bob Bethell of Alden and Bonnie Sharp of Kansas City; Atchison police Sgt. David Enzbrenner, who died in the line of duty in 2011; and Cobalt Boats founder Pack St. Clair.

Reach Dion Lefler at 316-268-6527 or dlefler@wichitaeagle.com.

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