Paterno Day Legislation to be Acted Upon This Week

Early this past summer, we reported that a Pennsylvania House resolution had been introduced by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin) to denote September 3, 2011 as “Coach Paterno Day.” At the time, Benninghoff said that he had been hoping for months to find a time for Paterno to visit the state legislature and be honored in person. Apparently, Coach Paterno’s schedule just never lined up with that of our local politicans.

In an email sent to Onward State this weekend, a spokesperson from Rep. Benninghoff’s office informed us that the legislation would be brought to the floor on Monday or Tuesday of this week… and JoePa won’t be there. Moreover, the legislation will still refer to a date that has already passed. It might not the biggest deal for someone who already has his own statue, but perhaps the gesture alone is enough.

Check out our original post for the full-text of the legislation. We’ll have an update here once the motion makes it to the floor!

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