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2014 House Bill 5577: Designate peeper as official state amphibian
  1. Introduced by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 14, 2014, to establish in law that henceforth the northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) shall be designated as the official State of Michigan amphibian. Note: At present, Michigan does not have an official state amphibian, but past bills have proposed designating peepers, the marbled salamander (Ambystome opacum), the gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) and the Blanchard's cricket frog (acris crepitans blanchardii, a designation that has no relation to a former Governor of the same name). However, Michigan does have an official state reptile, which is the painted turtle (chrysemys picta).
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on May 14, 2014.

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