Bill Designating “SENATOR DAVE COX INTERCHANGE” Clears Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) today announced that his bill, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 97 honoring Senator Dave Cox and naming the Highway 50 Interchange at Hazel Avenue in Sacramento County as the “Senator Dave Cox Interchange,” cleared the Senate Floor with unanimous support.

“Beyond his achievements and contributions, Senator Dave Cox was a close friend and beloved colleague,” said Senator Gaines. “Senator Cox was held in very high regard amongst those he represented and was respected as a dedicated and fair lawmaker who worked tirelessly for his constituents. It is only appropriate to honor Senator Cox by naming this portion of the First Senate District on Highway 50 in his memory.”

Senator Cox represented the First Senate District for six years prior to his untimely death in July of 2010. Senator Cox was an instrumental member of the California State Legislature who served as Assembly Republican Leader from 2001-2004. A pillar of the Sacramento community, he also previously was a member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and was an elected Board Member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

There will be no state funds used in creating and erecting the signs marking this special designation. Funding will come from private donations and other non-state sources.

SCR 97 will now move to the Assembly for consideration.

Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.

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