2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Chaney, Gollott, Burton, Smith, Thames, Browning, Johnson (19th), Ross, Cuevas, Hamilton, White (29th), Stogner, Gordon, Robertson, Dickerson, Nunnelee, Carlton, Michel, Frazier, Harvey, King, Little, Hewes, Scoper, Lee, Kirby, Posey, Mettetal, Canon, Moffatt, Williamson, Hyde-Smith, Tollison, Chamberlin, Carmichael, Minor, Dawkins, Walls, Dearing
Senate Bill 2285
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO ADOPT THE MISSISSIPPI COAT-OF-ARMS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Mississippi Coat-of-Arms shall have the following design: a shield, blue in color, with an eagle upon it with extended pinions, holding in the right talon a palm branch and bundle of arrows in the left, with the word "Mississippi" above the eagle; the lettering on the shield and the eagle to be in gold; below the shield two (2) branches of the cotton stalk, saltier wise, and a scroll below extending upward and on each side three-fourths (3/4) of the length of the shield; upon the scroll, which is to be red, the motto to be printed in gold letters upon white spaces, the motto to be "Virtute et Armis"; this being the same Coat-of-Arms adopted by the Legislature in Chapter 37, Laws of the Extraordinary Session of 1894.
(2) The Governor of the State is authorized and empowered to procure a steel plate and one (1) metal electrotype plate for printing and engraving the Coat-of-Arms, which plates shall be preserved in the Office of the Secretary of State.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.