|Posted:||December 21, 2016 10:25 AM|
|From:||Representative Thomas P. Murt|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Anthracite as the Official State Rock of the Commonwealth (Prior HB 134)|
|In the near future I plan to reintroduce legislation, selecting, designating and adopting anthracite or “hard coal” as the official state rock of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As you know, state symbols are important in helping us better understand what makes Pennsylvania unique. Each symbol connected with Pennsylvania has historical significance or recognizes a native species or product of great meaning to the economy of Pennsylvania. The designation of anthracite as the official state rock was suggested to me by a constituent. Some of our state symbols were originally suggested by private citizens.
Since anthracite plays a major role in the history of Pennsylvania, I believe it is worthy of being designated as the official state rock.
Previous cosponsors: BOBACK, COHEN, GOODMAN, HARKINS, MASSER, MILLARD, PICKETT, READSHAW, WATSON and GILLEN
Introduced as HB757