Friday, February 20, 2009

Turtle Bill Dies On The House Floor

Senator Petersen's bill to make the Eastern Box turtle Virginia's official reptile died on the House Floor this afternoon.

The bill cleared one hurdle on Monday when the Senate voted 25-15 to approve Bill 1504, the legislation that would make the designation official.

The so called tortoise bill moved faster than a hare through Virginia's General Assembly on its way to becoming the state reptile only to be forced into its shell by the house.

I for one am glad the bill died. I personally never liked turtles and heck we have the Cardinal as our bird, that is all we need. Fly high Redbird, fly high!

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