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Strawberry shortcake bill sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis would make it the official state dessert

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 12:50:36-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are hoping Gov. Ron DeSantis is a fan of strawberry shortcake.

The House voted 109-4 on Friday to send the governor a bill that would make the tasty treat the official state dessert. Key Lime Pie is already Florida's state pie.

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The designation of the state dessert is an effort to promote the state's $1 billion strawberry industry.

While a lot of puns and jokes were made while the bill was going through the legislative process, lawmakers turned serious as they debated the bill, saying it will help Florida farmers.