Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1306
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Book) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
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   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.