Ronald Reagan Day; designating as February 6, 2008, and each succeeding year thereafter. (HJ130)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


President Ronald Reagan Day. Designates February 6, in 2008 and in each succeeding year, as Ronald Reagan Day in Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/26/2008: Passed the Senate


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088616664
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/15/2008Reported from Rules (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Taken up
01/18/2008Engrossed by House
01/18/2008Agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
01/18/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Communicated to Senate
01/21/2008Reading waived
01/21/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/22/2008Reported from Rules
02/25/2008Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Agreed to by Senate by voice vote


Bob Gibson writes:

It’s (almost) Ronald Reagan Day in Virginia
By Bob Gibson
Daily Progress political blogger

Virginia Republicans in the General Assembly have finished one chamber’s endorsement of a resolution making Feb. 6 Ronald Reagan Day in Virginia.

The Reagan Resolution sailed through the House of Delegates
on Jan. 18 by a vote of 95-1.

Only Del. Lionell Spruill, D-Chesapeake, opposed “designating February 6, 2008 and in each succeeding year as Ronald Reagan Day in Virginia.”

The VIrginia Senate has not yet considered it, so sponsor John O’Bannon, R-Henrico County, said Tuesday that he would bring it back next year.

The Senate still can, and will, pass the resolution this year after the fact.

Sen. Dick Saslaw, a Springfield Democrat whose birthday is Feb. 5, said Tuesday that he would vote for the Reagan Resolution.

Del. Bob Brink, D-Arlington, voted for it and said with a smile that he would have liked to trade RR Day as an official day for taking the name off the former National Airport in his district.

A list of 54 GOP delegates tops the resolution as patrons.

For a look at the history of the measure, see Richmond Sunlight: