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CS/CS/SB 801 — The Beirut Memorial

by State Affairs Committee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; and Rep. Taylor and others (CS/SB 876 by Fiscal Policy Committee and Senators Dean and Altman)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee (MS)

The bill authorizes the design and installation of a memorial to honor the 241 members of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives in the October 23, 1983 bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. The memorial will be placed within the Capitol Complex memorial garden, an area of the Capitol Complex set aside by the Department and Management Services pursuant to s. 265.111(3), F.S., on which authorized memorials will be placed.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 113-1