Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1306 Ì285186FÎ285186 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development (Book) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 267.0618, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 267.0618 The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.— 8 (1) The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, a 9 commission as defined in s. 20.03(10) is created adjunct to the 10 Department of State for the express purpose of ensuring a 11 suitable statewide observance of the centennial of women’s 12 suffrage in 2020. Except as otherwise provided in this section, 13 the commission shall operate in a manner consistent with s. 14 20.052. 15 (2) The commission is composed of the following members: 16 (a) The chair of the commission, appointed by the Governor. 17 (b) The Secretary of State, or his or her designee. 18 (c) The director of the Division of Historical Resources of 19 the Department of State. 20 (d) Two members of the Senate, appointed by the President 21 of the Senate. 22 (e) Two members of the House of Representatives, appointed 23 by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 24 (f) A women’s history scholar from a postsecondary 25 educational institution in this state, appointed by the 26 Governor. 27 (g) A member of the Florida Historical Commission, 28 appointed by the Governor. 29 (h) Two members of the Florida Commission on the Status of 30 Women, appointed by the Governor. 31 (i) A member of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, appointed 32 by the Governor. 33 (j) A representative of the League of Women Voters of 34 Florida, appointed by the Governor. 35 (k) A historian, appointed by the Governor. 36 (l) Two citizen members, appointed by the Governor. 37 (3) Appointed members of the commission shall serve at the 38 pleasure of the appointing authority and any vacancies shall be 39 filled in the same manner as the initial appointment. The 40 commission may meet as often as it deems necessary to fulfill 41 the duties prescribed in this section. 42 (4) In ensuring a suitable statewide observance of the 43 centennial of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth 44 Amendment to the United States Constitution, the commission has 45 the following duties: 46 (a) Advise on the development of programs and activities 47 appropriate to commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage, 48 and encourage the development of such programs and activities to 49 ensure that the commemoration results in a positive legacy and 50 has long-term benefits. 51 (b) Facilitate the observance of women’s suffrage-related 52 activities throughout the state. 53 (c) Encourage civic, historical, educational, economic, and 54 other organizations throughout the state to organize and 55 participate in activities to expand the understanding and 56 appreciation of women’s suffrage while also recognizing the 57 racial disparities that interfered with the exercise of the 58 right to vote by women of color upon the enfranchisement of 59 women. 60 (d) Coordinate and facilitate the public distribution of 61 scholarly research, publication, and interpretation of women’s 62 suffrage. 63 (e) Coordinate with the Department of Education regarding 64 the manner in which the centennial of women’s suffrage will be 65 commemorated in the state’s public secondary schools. 66 (f) Assist the Department of State in developing a 67 statewide public awareness campaign on the centennial of women’s 68 suffrage through such means as, but not limited to, public 69 service announcements, outdoor advertising, and a website. 70 (g) Encourage local organizations and nonprofit 71 organizations to further the commemoration of the centennial of 72 women’s suffrage. 73 (5) The commission may establish a youth working group to 74 advise and provide recommendations to the commission in 75 fulfilling its duties and responsibilities. Members of the youth 76 working group shall serve on a volunteer basis and must be 77 residents of this state between 15 and 30 years of age who 78 identify as women and demonstrate an interest in history. The 79 chair of the commission shall appoint members of the working 80 group upon review of applications. 81 (6) The Division of Historical Resources of the Department 82 of State shall provide administrative and staff support for the 83 commission. 84 (7) This section expires December 31, 2020. 85 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019. 86 87 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 88 And the title is amended as follows: 89 Delete everything before the enacting clause 90 and insert: 91 A bill to be entitled 92 An act relating to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial 93 Commission; creating the commission adjunct to the 94 Department of State; providing for the purpose of the 95 commission; specifying the composition of the 96 commission and requirements of commission members; 97 prescribing duties of the commission in order to 98 ensure a suitable statewide observance of the 99 centennial of women’s suffrage; providing for the 100 establishment of a youth working group; requiring the 101 Division of Historical Resources of the department to 102 provide administrative and staff support; providing 103 for expiration of the act; providing an effective 104 date.