Senate OKs turtle bill started by Galveston students

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by JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON / The Daily News

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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Friday, May 3 at 11:29 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is one step closer to having an official state sea turtle.

The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would name the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle the official sea turtle of Texas. The bill was originally written by students at Galveston’s Oppe Elementary School.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, was met with some good-humored resistance when it was presented for a vote on the Senate floor Thursday. The senators ultimately voted to pass the bill unanimously.

For more on this story, visit the Galveston County Daily News.

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