Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 286
       By Senator Rouson
       19-00371A-18                                           2018286__
    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; directing the
    7         department to develop a specified plan for the design,
    8         placement, and cost of the memorial and submit the
    9         plan to the Governor and Legislature; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 265.006, Florida Statutes, is created to
   15  read:
   16         265.006Florida Slavery Memorial.—
   17         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the
   18  fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of
   19  slavery in the United States and the American Colonies and to
   20  honor the nameless and forgotten men, women, and children who
   21  have gone unrecognized for their undeniable and weighty
   22  contributions to the United States.
   23         (2)There is established the Florida Slavery Memorial.
   24         (a)The memorial is administered by the Department of
   25  Management Services.
   26         (b)The Department of Management Services shall develop a
   27  plan for the design, placement, and cost of the memorial. The
   28  plan shall include the designation of an appropriate public area
   29  for the memorial on the premises of the Capitol Complex, as
   30  defined in s. 281.01, not including the State Capital Circle
   31  Office Complex. The department shall consider the
   32  recommendations of the Florida Historical Commission as required
   33  pursuant to ss. 265.111 and 267.0612(9) and shall coordinate
   34  with the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of
   35  State in developing the plan. By November 1, 2018, the
   36  department shall submit the plan to the Governor, the President
   37  of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.