senate Bill S3051

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Designates the quartz variety Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral

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Apr 29, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2014 1st report cal.23
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 20, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.311
Jan 29, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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Jan 14, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2014

Apr 16, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S3051 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4378
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง89, State L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1682, A3142
2009-2010: S3050, A7299

S3051 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S3051

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 89 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.1682 of 2011-12; 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3051

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD02527-01-3

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