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CS/CS/SB 396 — Florida Historic Capitol

by Appropriations Committee; Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; and Senators Detert and Gaetz

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)

The bill creates the Florida Historic Capitol Museum Council, which will provide guidance and support for the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in preserving legislative history, operate according to best practices, and planning the Biennial Joint Legislative Reunion.  The Florida Historic Capitol Museum Council is composed of current and former officers and members from each chamber as well as the general public.

The bill abolishes the Florida Legislative Research Center at the Historic Capitol. The bill also abolishes the Florida Historic Capitol Museum’s citizen’s support organization and redirects funds from the sale of specialty license plates from the citizen’s support organization to the Capitol Museum’s direct support organization. The bill increases the number of board members of the direct support organization to 21 members.

This bill changes the title of the Capitol Curator to Museum Director.

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

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0