Eastern Box Turtle; designating as official state reptile. (SB1504)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Official emblems and designations; state reptile. Designates the Eastern Box Turtle as the state reptile. Read the Bill »


02/20/2009: failed house


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 098750293
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2009Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Reconsider passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/17/2009Reported from Rules (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Defeated by House (28-Y 69-N 2-A)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- DEFEATED (28-Y 69-N 2-A) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Patrick, Big Stone Gap, Ferrum, Lonesome Pine Airport, Hurricane, Virginia War Museum, Newport News, Newport News, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Blue Ridge, Waynesboro, Fauquier.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 16 minutes.