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SB 716 — Florida Holocaust Memorial

by Senators Sobel, Sachs, Simpson, and Margolis

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

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

This bill establishes the Florida Holocaust Memorial to recognize and commemorate the millions of people, including six million Jews, murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators before and during World War II in Europe and to honor the survivors of the Holocaust.

The bill requires the Department of Management Services (DMS) to administer the memorial and to designate an appropriate public area for the memorial on the premises of the Capitol Complex. DMS shall construct the memorial after considering the recommendations of the Florida Historical Commission and coordinating with the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State regarding the memorial’s design and placement.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-1