Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 352 Ì945556FÎ945556 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/31/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Clemens) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 99 and 100 4 insert: 5 Section 4. Section 1003.445, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 1003.445 Veterans Day observance.—Each school district must 8 observe November 11 of each year as the Veterans Day holiday. 9 Classes may not be held on that holiday for any reason. If 10 November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a school holiday 11 shall be observed on a weekday immediately before or after that 12 weekend to correspond to the date on which Veterans Day is 13 observed as a federal holiday. 14 15 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 16 And the title is amended as follows: 17 Delete lines 2 - 13 18 and insert: 19 An act relating to patriotic observances; creating s. 20 683.1455, F.S.; designating the month of September as 21 “American Founders’ Month”; authorizing the Governor 22 to annually issue a proclamation designating the month 23 and urging participation; amending s. 1003.44, F.S.; 24 requiring district school boards to celebrate the 25 American Founders and the principles inherent in the 26 country’s founding documents by observing American 27 Founders’ Month; providing guidelines for instruction; 28 providing that instruction may be integrated into the 29 existing school curriculum; creating s. 1003.445, 30 F.S.; requiring school districts to observe Veterans 31 Day; prohibiting holding classes on that day; 32 requiring a school holiday immediately before or after 33 a Veterans Day under certain circumstances to 34 correspond to the federal holiday; providing an 35 effective date.