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State symbols and emblems that didn't make it

Some of the symbols and emblems listed below have never been adopted. Some made it eventually. For approved symbols and emblems, click here.

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Designation Symbol / Emblem Introduced
Dinosaur Astrodon johnstoni [ Senate Bill 76 ] 1992
Indoor sport Duckpin bowling [ House Bill No. 96 ] 1992
Language English [ House Bill No. 657 ] 1995
Animal Bay lynx [ House Bill No. 575 ] January 31, 1996
Indoor sport Duckpin bowling [ House Bill No. 662 ] [ Senate Bill No. 210 ] February 1, 1996
Drink Milk [ House Bill No. 370 ] January 23, 1997
Gem Golden topaz [ Senate Bill No. 663 ] January 31, 1997
Team sport Lacrosse [ House Bill No. 1109 ] February 6, 1997
Language English [ Senate Bill No. 236 ] [ House Bill No. 443 ] January 30, 1998
Gem Patuxent River agate [ House Bill No. 102 ] January 13, 2000
Mineral Chromite [ House Bill No. 468 ] February 4, 2000
Gem Patuxent River agate [ House Bill No. 290 ] January 26, 2001
Shrub Pinxterbloom Azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) [ Senate Bill No. 358 ] February 1, 2001
Song Repeal state song "Maryland, My Maryland" [ House Bill No. 1057 ] February 9, 2001
Birds Oriole & Raven [ House Bill No. 1372 ] February 22, 2001
Song New state song, same title [ Senate Bill No. 19 ] January 9, 2002
Gem Patuxent River agate [ House Bill No. 105 ] January 10, 2002
Excercise Walking [ House Bill No. 439 ] January 30, 2002
Cookie Apple-oatmeal cookie [ House Bill No. 1326 ] February 19, 2002
Excercise Walking [ House Bill No. 98 ] January 23, 2003
Gem Patuxent River agate [ House Bill No. 606 ] February 6, 2003
Gem Patuxent River agate [ House Bill No. 22 ] January 14, 2004
Team sport Lacrosse [ House Bill No. 22 ] January 14, 2004
Team sport Lacrosse [ House Bill No. 1019 ] February 12, 2004
Birds Oriole & Raven [ House Bill No. 733 ] February 9, 2005
Language English [ House Bill No. 1152 ] February 11, 2005
Language English [ House Bill No. 1335 ] February 10, 2006
Soil Sassafras sandy loam [ House Bill No. 471 ] February 6, 2007
Birds Oriole & Raven [ House Bill No. 752 ] February 8, 2007
Language English [ House Bill No. 885 ] [Senate Bill No. 943 ] February 9, 2007
Collegiate student legislature Maryland Student Legislature [ House Bill No. 1274 ] February 22, 2007
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