HB 559 - Peach; designate as official state fruit

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 559 - Peach; designate as official state fruit

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Code Sections - 50-3-70
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House Comm: Ag / Senate Comm: Ag / House Vote: Yeas 119 Nays 0 Senate Vote: Yeas 46 Nays 0 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/2/95 Read 1st Time 2/15/95 2/3/95 Read 2nd Time 2/17/95 2/7/95 Favorably Reported 2/16/95 2/14/95 Read 3rd Time 3/10/95 2/14/95 Passed/Adopted 3/10/95 3/22/95 Sent to Governor 4/7/95 Signed by Governor 279 Act/Veto Number 7/1/95 Effective Date ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 50-3-70
HB 559 LC 9 8142 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, 1- 3 so as to designate the peach as the official state fruit; to 1- 4 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and 1- 5 for other purposes. 1- 6 WHEREAS, Georgia is known throughout the world as the "Peach 1- 7 State"; and 1- 8 WHEREAS, the peach growers of this state have earned a 1- 9 well-deserved reputation for consistently producing peaches 1-10 of the highest quality; and 1-11 WHEREAS, Georgia grown peaches are recognized for their 1-12 wonderful flavor, texture, and appearance and for their 1-13 nutritious qualities which promote a healthy, balanced diet; 1-14 and 1-15 WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the peach be 1-16 properly recognized as an official symbol of this state and 1-17 that its use on motor vehicle license plates, state 1-18 publications, state lottery tickets, and other materials be 1-19 encouraged and expanded. 1-20 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-21 Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of 1-22 Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, is 1-23 amended by adding a new Code section at the end thereof, to 1-24 be designated Code Section 50-3-70, to read as follows: 1-25 "50-3-70. (Index) 1-26 The peach is designated as the official Georgia state 1-27 fruit." SECTION 2. 1-28 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 1-29 repealed. -1- (Index)

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