GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE BILL 236
AN ACT ADOPTING THE EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL AS THE OFFICIAL State BUTTERFLY, DESIGNATING THE SHELBY LIVERMUSH FESTIVAL AS THE OFFICIAL FALL LIVERMUSH FESTIVAL OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, DESIGNATING THE MARION LIVERMUSH FESTIVAL AS THE OFFICIAL SPRING LIVERMUSH FESTIVAL OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, and designating the swansboro mullet festival as the official mullet festival of north carolina.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 145 of the General Statutes is amended by adding the following sections:
"§ 145-38. State butterfly.
The Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is adopted as the official State butterfly of the State of North Carolina.
"§ 145-39. State spring and fall livermush festivals.
(a) The Shelby Livermush Festival is adopted as the official fall livermush festival of the State of North Carolina.
(b) The Marion Livermush Festival is adopted as the official spring livermush festival of the State of North Carolina.
"§ 145-40. State mullet festival.
The Swansboro Mullet Festival is adopted as the official mullet festival of the State of North Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 11th day of June, 2012.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Dale R. Folwell
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives
Beverly E. Perdue
Approved __________.m. this ______________ day of ___________________, 2012