A year before Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood, legislators finally approved a bill that designates “The Grand Canyon State” as Arizona’s official nickname.
The measure, HB2549, carries an emergency clause, which means it will immediately take effect upon the governor’s signature.
Efforts to officially adopt the nickname faltered in 2009. It failed anew the year after.
Arizona has always been known as “The Grand Canyon State,” a celebration of its most famous natural feature.
Arizona is also known as the “Copper State.”