Its time has come. The Florida State Senate passed a bill to create an official state dessert.
Not to be confused with the state pie, the Key Lime Pie, this is for the official state dessert. This is a strawberry shortcake made with Florida-grown berries and topped with Florida-made whipped cream.
The strawberry shortcake bill was a “berry good bill,” according to Senator Danny Burgess. Plant City, home to so many acres of strawberry fields, is in Burgess’ district.
The bill passed the Senate unanimously. Now, it must go through the House of representatives before being heard by the full legislature. Then it will head to the governor to be signed into law. (“I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill…”)
'Berry good bill' by @DannyBurgessFL to make #strawberryshortcake Florida's official state dessert clears final Senate committee— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) January 21, 2022
Reporting by @JesseSchecknerhttps://t.co/GwVPjsa2kf#FlaPol pic.twitter.com/L5AqVd81gn
Senator Danny Burgess was even ‘berry’ appropriately dressed for the occasion.
I’m heading to the Agriculture Committee to present SB 1006 - designating the strawberry shortcake the official state dessert. My team and I dressed “berry” appropriately for the occasion! 🍓 pic.twitter.com/KgUfZU8Yqv— Danny Burgess (@DannyBurgessFL) January 13, 2022
[Source: Tampa Bay Times]