. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A New Mexico lawmaker wants to make the state’s relationship with the green chile cheeseburger official.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, is sponsoring a bill that would name the green chile cheeseburger the state’s official burger.

McQueen says he got inspiration for the bill during last year’s Legislative session when someone delivered plain burgers for a working lunch. He thought they should have been green chile cheeseburgers.

The bill is currently in the committee stage. If it passes, the green chile cheeseburger would join a list of symbols including the roadrunner as the state bird, the hot air balloon as the state aircraft and “red or green?” as the state question.