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2013 House Bill 4747: Designate tree frog as official state amphibian
  1. Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on May 21, 2013, to establish in law that henceforth the eastern gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) shall be designated as the official State of Michigan amphibian. Note: At present, Michigan does not have an official state amphibian. Past bills have proposed designating the northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) and the marbled salamander (Ambystome opacum) as the official state amphibian. Michigan does have an official state reptile, which is the painted turtle.
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on May 21, 2013.