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.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 265.006, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         265.006Florida 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.