Florida Senate - 2016 (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7070 FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security 583-03018A-16 20167070pb 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to advisory councils of the Department 3 of Veterans’ Affairs; amending s. 265.003, F.S.; 4 defining the term “veteran” and “military veteran” for 5 purposes of determining persons the Florida Veterans’ 6 Hall of Fame Council may consider as nominees for the 7 Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 265.003, Florida 13 Statutes, is amended to read: 14 265.003 Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.— 15 (4)(a) The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council shall 16 annually accept nominations of persons to be considered for 17 induction into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame and shall 18 transmit a list of up to 20 nominees to the Department of 19 Veterans’ Affairs for submission to the Governor and the Cabinet 20 who will select the nominees to be inducted. 21 (b) In selecting its nominees for submission to the 22 Governor and the Cabinet, the
Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame23 council shall give preference to veterans who were born in 24 Florida or adopted Florida as their home state or base of 25 operation and who have made a significant contribution to the 26 state in civic, business, public service, or other pursuits. 27 (c) For purposes of this section, the term “veteran” or 28 “military veteran” means a person who meets the definition of 29 the term in s. 1.01(14) or a former member of the Florida 30 National Guard. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.