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HB 7049 — International Affairs

by Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Trumbull (CS/SB 1212 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Gruters)

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

Prepared by: Rules Committee (RC)

The bill provides that the Secretary of State shall serve as the state protocol officer. Section 15.182, F.S., is revised to provide that the Department of State (department) is the only entity that must receive notice of intent to travel internationally by state-funded musical, cultural or artistic organizations. The department is authorized to establish citizen support organizations to provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for its intergovernmental programs.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0