Florida Senate - 2024                                    SB 1010
       By Senator Ingoglia
       11-00266D-24                                          20241010__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state recognition of Indian tribes
    3         and bands; creating s. 285.195, F.S.; providing for
    4         state recognition of specified Indian tribes and
    5         bands; providing construction; providing an effective
    6         date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 285.195, Florida Statutes, is created to
   11  read:
   12         285.195State recognition of Indian tribes and bands.—
   13         (1)This state recognizes the following Indian tribes and
   14  bands:
   15         (a)The Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee.
   16         (b)The Muscogee Nation of Florida.
   17         (c)Lower Chattahoochee Band of Yuchi Indians.
   18         (2)State recognition of an Indian tribe or band under this
   19  section may not be construed to create any basis or authority
   20  not otherwise provided by law for an Indian tribe or band to
   21  establish or promote any form of otherwise prohibited gaming
   22  activity.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.