Florida Senate - 2014                            (NP)    SR 1704
       By Senator Margolis
       35-03089-14                                           20141704__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 2 and 3, 2014, as
    3         “Miami-Dade County Days at the Capitol” and
    4         celebrating the 26th anniversary of this event.
    6         WHEREAS, greater Miami-Dade County contains thousands of
    7  businesses that employ millions of people and is the site of
    8  foreign consulates, international trade offices, and binational
    9  chambers of commerce, and
   10         WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a center of world finance,
   11  with hundreds of financial institutions and foreign agencies
   12  within its boundaries, and
   13         WHEREAS, the film and music industries have made Miami-Dade
   14  County one of the largest entertainment production centers in
   15  the nation, and
   16         WHEREAS, agriculture continues to provide millions of
   17  dollars annually in economic activity to Miami-Dade County, and
   18  the agricultural industry has diversified in such a manner that
   19  Miami-Dade County is now one of the largest producers in the
   20  United States of tropical fruits, ornamental plants, and fish,
   21  and
   22         WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is currently experiencing a
   23  cultural boom in world-class entertainment and cultural
   24  activities, which is evidenced by the thousands of nonprofit
   25  cultural organizations offering dance, theater, music, visual
   26  arts, and other festivals and special events, and
   27         WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County community is a microcosm of
   28  the world in which scores of countries are represented and
   29  diverse languages are spoken daily, and
   30         WHEREAS, 26 years ago, the late Representative John F.
   31  Cosgrove, as chairperson of the former Dade County legislative
   32  delegation, worked with the private sector to create what is now
   33  Miami-Dade County Days at the Capitol, NOW, THEREFORE,
   35  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   37         That the Florida Senate recognizes April 2 and 3, 2014, as
   38  “Miami-Dade County Days at the Capitol” and celebrates the 26th
   39  anniversary of this event.