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HB 155 — State Symbols

by Rep. Magar and others (SB 404 by Senators Grimsley and Montford)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

This bill removes the repeal and makes permanent the designation of the:

  • Loggerhead Turtle as the official state saltwater reptile; and
  • Florida Cracker Horse (Marshtackie) as the official Florida state horse.

The bill additionally designates the Florida Cracker Cattle as the official Florida heritage cattle breed.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 35-0; House 115-0