Senator George Runner’s Senate Bill 944 has become the first Ronald Reagan Day legislation in the nation to reach a Governor’s desk.
SB 944 would annually proclaim Feb. 6 as Ronald Reagan Day and formally encourage the celebration of the life and legacy of President Reagan throughout California’s schools.
“As the only California Governor to become President, Ronald Reagan stands out as one of our state’s greatest leaders,” said Runner. “President Reagan’s many accomplishments are a model of responsibility and an inspiration to individuals around the world. It is important for California school children to study such a meaningful and positive leader.”
Runner’s bi-partisan measure received strong support from both Democrat and Republican legislators, receiving unanimous support on both the Senate and Assembly floor.
If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs SB 944 into law, the first Ronald Reagan Day in California will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2011, which would have been his 100th birthday.