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Florida Congressman Proposes “Jimmy Buffett Day”

April 6th, 2011

Radio Margaritaville has brought to attention a Florida congressman’s efforts to honor Jimmy Buffett:

Rep. Rick Kriseman, a 3rd term Democrat from Florida 53rd District has introduced Florida House of Representatives HR 9063, A resolution recognizing April 16, 2011, as “Jimmy Buffett Day” in Florida. First reading was on Mon. 4/4, and is pending a vote.

You can read the full text of HR 9063 here. Below is a portion of the resolution:

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Florida:

That April 16, 2011, is recognized as “Jimmy Buffett Day” in Florida in appreciation of his charitable efforts, support of the environment, and positive economic impact in the state.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be 54 presented to Jimmy Buffett as a tangible token of the sentiments expressed herein.

The resolution mentions many of Buffett’s charitable endeavors, including the Save the Manatees Club, benefit concerts for hurricane victims and the Gulf Coast, plus his business contributions to the state, including employing 200 people at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel and his mark on Key West.

Rep. Kriseman proved his parrothead chops at a 2010 campaign fundraiser where he sang “The Great Filling State Holdup:

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Politics