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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 22, 2019 02:48 PM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Establishing Anthracite "hard coal" as an Official Rock of the Commonwealth (Prior HB757)
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.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB665