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CS/SB 1306 — Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

by Appropriations Committee and Senators Book, Pizzo, and Rader

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 s. 267.0618, F.S., to establish a 19-member Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission for the purpose of ensuring a suitable statewide observance of the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020. The commission may establish a youth working group to advise and provide recommendations to the commission in fulfilling its duties. The commission is created adjunct to the Department of State and, except as otherwise provided in the bill, must operate in a manner consistent with s. 20.052, F.S.

The bill provides for the expiration of the commission on December 31, 2020.

The Department of State will incur costs associated with supporting the commission, including the costs of per diem and travel by the commission members.

These provisions were approved by the Governor and take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0