The black racer snake became the official state reptile of the State of Oklahoma when Governor George Voinovich approved House Bill No. 228 on August 25, 1995.
The following information was excerpted from the Ohio Revised Code, General Provisions, Chapter 5, Section 5.031.
Chapter 5: STATE INSIGNIA; SEALS; HOLIDAYS
5.031 State reptile.
The snake, Coluber constrictor constrictor, known as the black racer, is the official reptile of the state.
HISTORY: 146 v H 228. Eff 11-24-95.
The State of Ohio. Legislative Service Commission. Ohio Revised Code. Columbus: The State of Ohio, 2011. Web.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.