HB 289

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to transportation facility
3designations; providing honorary designation of a
4certain transportation facility in a specified county;
5directing the Department of Transportation to erect
6suitable markers; providing an effective date.
8     WHEREAS, on May 17, 1987, while on maneuvers in the Persian
9Gulf, the guided-missile frigate USS Stark was fired upon by an
10Iraqi jet fighter and struck by two antiship missiles, and
11     WHEREAS, 37 United States sailors lost their lives and
12another 21 sailors were seriously wounded during the unprovoked
13attack, and
14     WHEREAS, the USS Stark was based in Mayport, and
15     WHEREAS, on May 17, 2012, the anniversary of the missile
16attack on the USS Stark, Mayport Naval Base will hold a memorial
17service to honor the men and women who gave their lives while
18serving their country, NOW, THEREFORE,
20Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
22     Section 1.  USS Stark Memorial Drive designated; Department
23of Transportation to erect suitable markers.-
24     (1)  That portion of State Road 101/Mayport Road between
25State Road A1A and Wonderwood Connector in Duval County is
26designated as "USS Stark Memorial Drive."
27     (2)  The Department of Transportation is directed to erect
28suitable markers designating USS Stark Memorial Drive as
29described in subsection (1).
30     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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