PRINTER'S NO.  403

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE BILL

 

No.

417

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY GREENLEAF, FONTANA AND TARTAGLIONE, FEBRUARY 4, 2011

  

  

REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, FEBRUARY 4, 2011  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Selecting, designating and adopting the phrase "Ubi libertas

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vivit, hic patria mihi" as the official Latin motto of the

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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The General Assembly finds that:

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(1)  The phrase "Ubi libertas vivit, hic patria mihi" is

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the Latin translation of a quote attributed to the

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Pennsylvania statesman Benjamin Franklin.

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(2)  The English translation of the phrase is "Where

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liberty is, there is my country."

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Official State Latin motto.

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The quote "Ubi libertas vivit, hic patria mihi" is selected,

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designated and adopted as the official Latin motto of the

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Commonwealth.

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Section 2.  Effective date.

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This act shall take effect immediately.

 


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