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2016 Symbol Legislation by State

State Designation Symbol Bill Activity Status News
Alabama Cake Lane cake SB184adobe document View Signed by governor 05/10/16 News
Alaska           News
Arizona Mineral Wulfenite HB2496adobe document View 2nd Reading in House 01/26/16 News
Arkansas           News
California           News
Colorado           News
Connecticut           News
Delaware Dog Golden Retreiver HB296 View Passed in House 04/21/16
Passed in Senate 06/28/16
News
Florida Big Orange Symbol for New Year’s Eve celebrations SB606adobe document View Passed in Senate 02/11/16
Died in House 03/11/16
News
Florida Honey Tupelo Honey HB7007adobe document View Signed by governor 03/16/16 News
Georgia Dog English bulldog SB410adobe document View Government Oversight Committee favorable 02/24/16 News
Georgia Native riverine sport fish Shoal bass HB483adobe document View Passed in House 02/09/16
Senate Committee Favorably Reported 03/11/16
News
Georgia Historic house
Dog
Old Governor's Mansion
Adoptbable dog
SB168adobe document
Substitute
View Signed by governor 04/26/16 News
Georgia Dog Adoptable dog HB461adobe document View Passed in House 02/16/16 News
Georgia Historic house Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville HR1760adobe document View Adopted by House 03/16/16 News
Georgia Historic house Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville SR1223adobe document View Adopted by Senate 03/22/16 News
Hawai'i           News
Idaho           News
Illinois Polka song "Polka Celebration" HB3515adobe document View Re-referred to Rules Committee 04/24/15 News
Illinois Native flower Kankakee mallow HB4338adobe document View Referred to Rules Committee 12/02/15 News
Illinois Artifact Pirogue HB538adobe document View Signed by governor 07/15/16 News
Indiana Insect Pyractomena angulata
aka Say's firefly
SB95 View Referred to Committee on Rules & Legislative Procedure 1/05/16 News
Iowa           News
Kansas Fish Channel catfish HB2116adobe document View Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources 01/23/16 News
Kentucky Waterfowl Mallard duck HB235adobe document View State Government Committee 01/13/16 News
Louisiana Butterfly Gulf fritillary butterfly HB164adobe document View Passed in House 03/23/16 News
Maine Crustacean Maine lobster HP1097 View Signed by governor 04/04/16 News
Maryland Tartan Design reflecting colors of State flag SB26adobe document View Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn 03/07/16 News
Maryland Waterfowl Canvasback duck SB27adobe document View Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. News
Maryland Motto Calvert family motto
Adjust statutory translation
SB39adobe document View Passed in House as amended 03/21/16 News
Maryland Song "Maryland, My Maryland" composed by John T. White in 1894 SB49adobe document View Passed in Senate 03/17/16
Health and Government Operations hearing 03/30/16, 1:00 pm.
News
Maryland Song Repeal "Maryland, My Maryland"
Establish song selection panel
Select new song
SB222adobe document View Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs 03/14/16 News
Maryland Song Revise words HB215adobe document View Health and Government Operations hearing 2/10 at 2:00 p.m. News
Maryland Tartan Design reflecting colors of State flag HB303adobe document View Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations 03/01/16 News
Maryland Song Repeal "Maryland, My Maryland"
Establish song selection panel
HB417adobe document View Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn 03/18/16 News
Maryland Waterfowl Canvasback duck HB1037adobe document View Health and Government Operations Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. News
Massachusetts Revolver Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum revolver H2734adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Tai Chi form
Tai Chi emblem
Five Elements Tai Chi
Five Elements Tai Chi emblem
H2710adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Amphibian Spring peeper H2729adobe document View Read second and ordered to a third reading 02/25/16 News
Massachusetts Sculptor Cyrus Edwin Dallin H2740adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Appetizer New England clam chowder H2752adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Dish New England clam chowder S1713adobe document View Joint hearing scheduled for 10/20/2015 from 01:00 PM-03:00 PM in 222 News
Massachusetts Rock song "Roadrunner" H2779adobe document View Accompanied S1657, Senate Rules Committee 10/29/15 News
Massachusetts Rock song "Roadrunner" S1657adobe document View Senate Rules Committee 10/29/15 News
Massachusetts Textile Gingham H2787adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Organic public park Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway H2792adobe document View House Rules Committee 03/21/16 News
Massachusetts Seasoning Bell's Seasoning H2796adobe document View Read second and ordered to a third reading 02/25/16 News
Massachusetts County song "14 Counties of Massachusetts"
as recorded by the third and fourth grade classes at Our Lady’s Academy in Waltham
H2831adobe document View Read second and ordered to a third reading 03/10/16 News
Massachusetts Mother's Day flower Lisette deLisle S1658adobe document View Hearing scheduled for 10/20/2015 from 01:00 PM-03:00 PM in 222 News
Massachusetts Shellfish Quahog S1803adobe document View Hearing scheduled for 09/29/2015 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in 437 News
Massachusetts Cupcake Boston cream pie cupcake H3366adobe document View Read second and ordered to a third reading 11/23/15 News
Michigan Language English HB4243adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 02/25/15 News
Michigan Amphibian Northern spring peeper HB4502adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 04/22/15 News
Michigan Insect Ladybug HB4530adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 04/28/15 News
Michigan Airplane B-24 Liberator HB4576adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 05/12/16 News
Michigan Airplane B-24 Liberator SB326adobe document View Passed in Senate 10/21/15 News
Michigan Fruit Cherry SB684adobe document View Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 12/16/15 News
Michigan Berry Blueberry SB685adobe document View Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 12/16/15 News
Michigan Insect Ladybug HB4530adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 04/28/15 News
Michigan Emblem of service and sacrifice Honor and remember flag SB780adobe document View Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security 02/11/16 News
Michigan Insect Monarch butterfly SB812adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 02/23/16 News
Minnesota           News
Mississippi Book The Holy Bible HB0386adobe document View Died in Committee 02/03/15 News
Mississippi Book The Holy Bible SB2179adobe document View Died in Committee 02/03/15 News
Mississippi Flag Establish commission to redesign flag SB2147adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Change design to "Magnolia Flag" SB2148adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Wildlife heritage museum Mississippi Wildlife Heritate Museum in Leland SB2150adobe document View; Signed by governor 03/28/16 News
Mississippi Poem

"I Am Mississippi" SB2249adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Poem "I Am Mississippi" HB63adobe document View Died in Tourism Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Song (second) "Queen of the South" HB813adobe document View Died in Tourism Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Statehood song (For calender year 2017) "My Home Mississippi" HB839adobe document View Died in Tourism Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Book "Holy Bible" HB840adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Color Blue HB840adobe document View Died in Tourism Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Book "Holy Bible" HB882adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Book "My Mississippi" HB883adobe document View Died in Tourism Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Emblem of service and sacrifice Honor and remember flag HB1118adobe document View Died in Military Affairs Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Additional flag design Magnolia flag HB1538adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Commission to select new design HB1539adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag New design HB1540adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Statewide referendum to remove Confederate battle flag emblem HB1544adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Estalish commission redesign state flag HB1545adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Design change HB1547adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Design change HB1548adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Adopt bonnie blue flag HB1551adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Establish commission to redesign flag HB1552;adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Flag Design change HB1553adobe document View Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Song (second) "My Home Mississippi" SB2282adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Land mammal (second) Black bear SB2355adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Seal Add "In God We Trust." SB2399adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Mississippi Book "Holy Bible" SB2813adobe document View; Died in Rules Committee 02/23/16 News
Missouri Historical dog Old Drum HB2195adobe document View Passed in House 03/15/16 News
Missouri Historical dog
Missouri's Wonder dog
Old Drum
Jim the Wonder Dog
SB1033adobe document View General Laws and Pensions Committee vote "Do pass" 03/15/16 News
Missouri Historical dog
Wonder dog
Old Drum
Jim the Wonder Dog
HB2581adobe document View Introduced 02/18/16 News
Montana           News
Nebraska           News
Nevada           News
New Hampshire           News
New Jersey Butterfly Black swallowtail butterfly S939adobe document View Signed by governor 01/11/16 News
New Jersey Language English S69adobe document View State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee 01/12/16 News
New Jersey Butterfly Black swallowtail butterfly S168adobe document View Withdrawn from consideration 02/04/16 News
New Jersey Five songs "I’m From New Jersey"
"New Jersey My Home"
"In New Jersey"
"New Jersey, U.S.A."
"Be Proud To Be in New Jersey"
S373adobe document View State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee 01/12/16 News
New Jersey Children's theatre Growing Stage Children’s Theatre of New Jersey AJR38adobe document View Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee 01/27/16 News
New Jersey Moth Io moth AA561adobe document View Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 01/27/16 News
New Jersey Inventor Thomas Alva Edison A562adobe document View Assembly State and Local Government Committee 01/27/16 News
New Jersey Song "I'm From New Jersey" A698adobe document View Assembly State and Local Government Committee 01/27/16 News
New Mexico           News
New York Cat Rescue cat A00718 View Committee on Government Operations 01/06/16 News
New York Language of the government English S01582 View Committee on Investigations and Government Operations 01/06/16 News
New York Language of the government English A04333 View Committee on Government Operations 01/06/16 News
New York Fossil
Home of the New York state fossil
Eurypterus remipes
Langheinrich Fossil Quarry
A04801 View Committee on Government Operations 01/06/16 News
New York Amphibian Wood frog S04103 View Passed in Senate 06/17/15
Died in Assembly 01/06/16
News
New York Mineral Quartz variety Herkimer Diamond A05540 View Committee on Government Operations 01/06/16 News
New York Mineral Quartz variety Herkimer Diamond S05866 View Passed in Senate 06/17/15
Died in Assembly 01/06/16
News
New York Pie Apple crumb pie A08370 View Referred to Governmental Operations 01/06/16 News
North Carolina           News
North Dakota           News
Ohio Rock song "Hang On Sloopy" HB31adobe document View Passed in House 03/04/15 News
Ohio Historical architectural structure Barn HB143adobe document View State Government Committee 04/04/15 News
Oklahoma           News
Oregon           News
Pennsylvania Latin motto "Ubi libertas vivit, hic patria mihi" SB175 View Referred to State Government Committee 01/15/15 News
Pennsylvania Pet Shelter pet HB19 View Referred to State Government Committee 01/21/15 News
Pennsylvania Rock Anthracite HB134 View Referred to State Government Committee 01/21/15 News
Pennsylvania Aircraft Piper J-3 Cub HB1088 View Referred to State Government Committee 04/06/ News
Pennsylvania Firearm Pennsylvania long rifle HB866 View Referred to State Government Committee 04/06/15 News
Pennsylvania Mineral Celestine HB564 View Referred to State Government Committee 04/15/15 News
Pennsylvania Tartan Pennsylvania tartan HR285 View Referred to State Government Committee 04/27/15 News
Pennsylvania Fruit Apple HB1784 View Referred to State Government Committee 04/15/15 News
Rhode Island Marine mammal Harbor seal H7111adobe document View Signed by governor 07/14/16 News
South Carolina           News
South Dakota           News
Tennessee Firearm Barrett Model 82A1 rifle HB0677adobe document View Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 2016 04/08/15 News
Tennessee Book "The Holy Bible" HB615adobe document View Passed in House 04/15/15
Passed in Senate 04/04/16
Vetoed by governor 04/14/16
News
Tennessee Firearm Barrett Model 82A1 rifle SB0783adobe document View Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee 04/01/15 News
Tennessee Book "The Holy Bible" SB1108adobe document View Senate Judiciary Committee recomends passage 03/29/16 News
Tennessee Rifle Barrett Model M82/M107 HJR231adobe document View Signed by governor 02/29/16 News
Tennessee Veterans poem “Echoes from a Soldier’s Grave” HJR0248adobe document View Signed by governor 03/02/16 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular feature of state flag HB1405adobe document View Senate bill 1430 substituted 02/18/16 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular feature of state flag SB1430adobe document View Signed by governor 03/02/16 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular feature of state flag HB1408adobe document View Withdrawn 91/20/16 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular field of blue surrounded by circular stripe of white w/stars HB1414adobe document View State Government Committee 01/13/2016 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular field of blue surrounded by circular stripe of white w/stars SB1478adobe document View State and Local Government Committee 01/13/16 News
Tennessee Symbol Circular feature of state flag SB2010adobe document View Withdrawn 02/01/16 News
Texas           News
Utah Work of art Spiral Jetty HB0134 View Passed in House 02/09/16
Failed in Senate 03/10/16
News
Vermont Dog Beagle S25adobe document View Referred to Committee on Natural Resources & Energy 01/20/15 News
Vermont Vegetable Gilfeather turnip H65adobe document View Signed by Governor 05/24/16 News
Vermont Dog Rescue dog H466adobe document View Committee on Government Operations 03/10/15 News
Virginia Snake Eastern garter snake HB335adobe document View Signed by governor 03/07/16 News
Virginia Rock Nelsonite SB352adobe document View Signed by governor 04/01/16 News
Washington           News
West Virginia Language English HB2573adobe document View Judiciary Committee 01/13/16 News
Wisconsin Lizard Common five-lined skink AB159 View Committee on Tourism 04/08/15 News
Wisconsin Butterfly Monarch butterfly AB334 View Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations 09/10/15 News
Wisconsin Excercise Bicycling SB600 View Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection Hearing held 02/04/16 News
Wisconsin Excercise Bicycling AB847 View Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations 02/02/16 News
Wyoming Shrub Wyoming big sagebrush SF0052adobe document Viewadobe document Signed by governor 03/04/16 News
 

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