senate Bill S1682

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Designates the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral

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Apr 30, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.535
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2011 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.589
Jan 11, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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Apr 18, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 18, 2012

May 10, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 10, 2011

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S1682 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10394
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง89, State L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3050, A7299
2011-2012: A3142

S1682 - Bill Texts

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Designates the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral.

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BILL NUMBER:S1682

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state law, in relation to designating the quartz variety
Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this legislation is to designate the Herkimer
Diamond as the official mineral of New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:;
The legislation adds a new section 88 to the
state law naming the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official
mineral of the state.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State has previously designated an official
gemstone (garnet), fossil (sea scorpion), shell (bay scallop), bush
(lilac), salt water fish (striped bass), and reptile (snapping
turtle), to name a few. Currently, there is no official state mineral.

Doubly terminated quartz crystals from the Mohawk region are commonly
referred to as Herkimer Diamonds due to their diamond shape. and are
a unique find to this region of the United States. They are known
around the world as some of the clearest quartz mineral specimens
found to date. Having been formed over 400 million years ago, this
mineral is a perfect representation of ancient durability, beautiful
clarity, and most significantly, is unique to New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3050 of 2009-10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1682

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation  to  designating  the  quartz
  variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read
as follows:
  S 89. STATE MINERAL. THE QUARTZ VARIETY HERKIMER DIAMOND SHALL BE  THE
OFFICIAL MINERAL OF THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05749-01-1

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