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Current California Law - John Muir Day

Government Code Section 6714

The Governor annually shall proclaim April 21st to be "John Muir Day."

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 833, Sec. 2.)


Education Code Section 37222.11

(a) April 21 of each year is designated and set apart as John Muir Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222.

(b) On John Muir Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises stressing the importance that an ecologically sound natural environment plays in the quality of life for all of us, and emphasizing John Muir's significant contributions to the fostering of that awareness and the indelible mark he left on the State of California.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 241, Sec. 4. (AB 1775) Effective January 1, 2011.)

Education Code Section 37222

(a) On each day designated and set apart as a day having special significance, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe that day and to conduct suitable commemorative exercises.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the exercises encouraged by subdivision (a) be integrated into the regular school program, and be conducted by the school or institution within the amount of time otherwise budgeted for educational programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 51. (AB 1023) Effective January 1, 2012.)

Source: California Legislative Counsel website:

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