(By Senators Jackson, Wooton, Bowman, Plymale, Sharpe, Tomblin (Mr. President), Fanning, Kessler, Edgell, Bailey, Ross, Ball, Dawson and Redd)

Declaring the Appalachian dulcimer the official state musical instrument of West Virginia.

Whereas, West Virginia does not have an official state musical instrument; and
Whereas, The Appalachian dulcimer is sometimes called the lap dulcimer, the dulcimore, the duckslammer, the devil's walking stick, the fretted zither and the hog fiddle; and
Whereas, Some believe the Appalachian dulcimer has its roots in our region; and
Whereas, The Appalachian dulcimer is played by West Virginians of all ages; and
Whereas, Many of the melodious tunes that are played on the Appalachian dulcimer are part of West Virginia's heritage; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Appalachian dulcimer is hereby declared the official musical instrument of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor.