Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 500
       By Senator Thrasher
       8-00604-12                                             2012500__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to transportation facility
    3         designations; providing honorary designation of a
    4         certain transportation facility in a specified county;
    5         directing the Department of Transportation to erect
    6         suitable markers; providing an effective date.
    8         WHEREAS, on May 17, 1987, while on maneuvers in the Persian
    9  Gulf, the guided-missile frigate USS Stark was fired upon by an
   10  Iraqi jet fighter and struck by two antiship missiles, and
   11         WHEREAS, 37 United States sailors lost their lives and
   12  another 21 sailors were seriously wounded during the unprovoked
   13  attack, and
   14         WHEREAS, the USS Stark was based in Mayport, and
   15         WHEREAS, on May 17, 2012, the anniversary of the missile
   16  attack on the USS Stark, Mayport Naval Base will hold a memorial
   17  service to honor the men and women who gave their lives while
   18  serving their country, NOW, THEREFORE,
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   22         Section 1. USS Stark Memorial Drive designated; Department
   23  of Transportation to erect suitable markers.—
   24         (1) That portion of State Road 101/Mayport Road between
   25  State Road A1A and Wonderwood Connector in Duval County is
   26  designated as “USS Stark Memorial Drive.”
   27         (2) The Department of Transportation is directed to erect
   28  suitable markers designating USS Stark Memorial Drive as
   29  described in subsection (1).
   30         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.