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Act of the Georgia General Assembly designating the peanut as the official state crop


Act of the Georgia General Assembly

April 19, 1995

STATE GOVERNMENT—PEANUT DESIGNATED AS OFFICIAL GEORGIA STATE CROP.

Code Section 50-3-70 Enacted.

No. 425 (House Bill No.124)

AN ACT

To amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, so as to designate the peanut as the official state crop; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, for several decades, Georgia has been responsible for producing nearly 50 percent of the total United States peanut crop; and

WHEREAS, the peach growers of this state have earned a well-deserved reputation for consistently producing peaches of the highest quality; and

WHEREAS, over 50 percent of the peanuts used in the production of peanut butter comes from the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Georgia leads the nation in peanut exports, supplying nearly 60 percent of the United States export markets and contributing over $150 million to our nation’s balance of trade.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.

Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, is amended by adding a new Code section at the end thereof, to be designated Code Section 50-3-70, to read as follows:

“50-3-70.

The peanut is designated as the official Georgia state crop.”

SECTION 2.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Approved April 19, 1995.

[Note: Because three separate bills were enacted at the 1995 session adding Code sec. 50-3-70, the General Assembly subsequently redesignated the Code section in this act as sec. 50-3-72.]

Ga. Laws 1995, pp. 954-955.