Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1722 By Senator Rouson 19-00634-17 20171722__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Slavery Memorial; 3 creating s. 265.006, F.S.; providing legislative 4 intent; establishing the Florida Slavery Memorial; 5 providing for administration of the memorial by the 6 Department of Management Services; providing 7 conditions for construction and placement of the 8 memorial; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 265.006, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 265.006 Florida Slavery Memorial.— 15 (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the 16 fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of 17 slavery in the United States and the American Colonies and to 18 honor the nameless and forgotten men, women, and children who 19 have gone unrecognized for their undeniable and weighty 20 contributions to the United States. 21 (2) There is established the Florida Slavery Memorial. 22 (a) The memorial is administered by the Department of 23 Management Services. 24 (b) The Department of Management Services shall set aside 25 an appropriate public area for the memorial on the premises of 26 the Capitol Complex, as defined in s. 281.01, not including the 27 State Capital Circle Office Complex. The department shall 28 construct and place the Florida Slavery Memorial after it has 29 considered the recommendations of the Florida Historical 30 Commission as required pursuant to ss. 265.111 and 267.0612(9) 31 and coordinated with the Division of Historical Resources of the 32 Department of State regarding the design and placement of the 33 memorial. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.