Florida House approves Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway

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The Florida House on Thursday unanimously approved a proposal to designate Florida A1A, from the Florida Keys to Nassau County, as “Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway.”

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Lawmakers have moved to honor Buffett after the musician died Sept. 1 at age 76 of a type of skin cancer.

“Over the course of the last 50-plus years, he went from busking on the streets in Key West for nickels and dimes to being the architect of diverse, big, big enterprises all over the globe,” bill co-sponsor Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, said. “And his success is the American dream. His success is a testament to what can be built with just six strings, an idea and talent that lends itself to a catchy song.”

The Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill (SB 84).

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09:  Musician Jimmy Buffett performs at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures'
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09: Musician Jimmy Buffett performs at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures'
NEW YORK - MAY 14:  Musician Jimmy Buffett arrives at Jazz At Lincoln Center's 6th Annual Spring Gala on May 14, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 14: Musician Jimmy Buffett arrives at Jazz At Lincoln Center's 6th Annual Spring Gala on May 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 07:  Jimmy Buffett performs during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 6 presented by Shell at The Fair Grounds Race Course on May 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 07: Jimmy Buffett performs during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 6 presented by Shell at The Fair Grounds Race Course on May 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 11:  (L-R) Ashley Olsen, Jimmy Buffett and Mary Kate Olsen pose for photos at the Hampton Social @ Ross Concert by James Taylor at the Ross School on August 11, 2007 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Hampton Social @ Ross)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Ashley Olsen, Jimmy Buffett and Mary Kate Olsen pose for photos at the Hampton Social @ Ross Concert by James Taylor at the Ross School on August 11, 2007 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Hampton Social @ Ross)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 28:  Matthew McConaughey (L) and Jimmy Buffett arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere for Neon and Vice Studio's The Beach Bum at ArcLight Hollywood on March 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for NEON)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Matthew McConaughey (L) and Jimmy Buffett arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere for Neon and Vice Studio's The Beach Bum at ArcLight Hollywood on March 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for NEON)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Musician Jimmy Buffett performs onstage during Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Musician Jimmy Buffett performs onstage during Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14:  Recording artist Jimmy Buffett (C) stands with members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team as he toasts the crowd during the grand opening celebration for the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino set the Guinness World Records title for largest gallon beverage with an 8,500-gallon, two-story Margarita named
KEY WEST, FL - APRIL 01: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Jimmy Buffett performs at the San Carlos Institute on April 01, 2015 in Key West, Florida. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band put on the concert as part of a fan contest. (Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)
KEY WEST, FL - APRIL 01: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Jimmy Buffett performs at the San Carlos Institute on April 01, 2015 in Key West, Florida. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band put on the concert as part of a fan contest. (Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15:  Jimmy Buffett (C) takes opening night bow during the Broadway premiere of
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Jimmy Buffett (C) takes opening night bow during the Broadway premiere of
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: (L-R) Jimmy Buffett and Jane Slagsvol attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: (L-R) Jimmy Buffett and Jane Slagsvol attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Actor Richard Belzer (L) and Jimmy Buffett take phone calls during the
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Actor Richard Belzer (L) and Jimmy Buffett take phone calls during the

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