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SB 1500: Special Days of Observance


Special Days of Observance; Designating “Emancipation Day” to officially commemorate the freeing of enslaved African Americans in Florida; authorizing the Governor to issue an annual proclamation honoring the significance of Emancipation Day; specifying that Juneteenth Day officially commemorates the freeing of all remaining enslaved African Americans in the United States; requiring high school students enrolled in a United States History course to receive specified instruction on the significance of Emancipation Day and Juneteenth Day, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Education (ED)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2022 Senate • Filed
1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Education; Rules -SJ 131
1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 131
2/7/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 02/10/22, 8:30 am, 37 Senate Building
2/10/2022 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 364
• Now in Education
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Education