2022 Legislature                                         SB 1360
    2         An act relating to the Governor’s Medal of Freedom;
    3         amending s. 14.35, F.S.; abrogating the repeal of
    4         provisions authorizing the Governor to present the
    5         Governor’s Medal of Freedom to certain persons;
    6         providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 14.35, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   11  read:
   12         14.35 Governor’s Medal of Freedom.—
   13         (1) The Governor may present, in the name of the State of
   14  Florida, a medal to be known as the “Governor’s Medal of
   15  Freedom,” which shall bear a suitable inscription and ribbon of
   16  appropriate design, to any person who has made an especially
   17  meritorious contribution to the interests and residents citizens
   18  of this the state, its culture, or other significant public or
   19  private endeavor.
   20         (2)(a) In the event of the death of an individual who has
   21  been chosen to receive the Governor’s Medal of Freedom, the
   22  medal may be presented to a designated representative of the
   23  chosen recipient.
   24         (b) The Governor’s Medal of Freedom may only be presented
   25  to an individual once.
   26         (3) This section expires July 1, 2022.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.