Florida Senate - 2018                            (NP)    SR 1926
       By Senator Montford
       3-02990-18                                            20181926__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing and celebrating the 40th
    3         anniversary of the preservation of Florida’s 1902
    4         Historic Capitol.
    6         WHEREAS, on May 29, 1978, the Florida Senate passed CS/SB
    7  678, which sought to preserve Florida’s 1902 Historic Capitol in
    8  perpetuity, and
    9         WHEREAS, on June 1, 1978, the Florida House of
   10  Representatives joined the Florida Senate in passing the bill
   11  and, on the following day, it was approved by then-Governor
   12  Reubin Askew, and
   13         WHEREAS, at the time of the bill’s passage, Florida’s 1902
   14  Historic Capitol was the fifth-oldest capitol in continuous use
   15  in the United States, having served as the center of government
   16  for Florida since the territorial period, and
   17         WHEREAS, Florida’s 1902 Historic Capitol is the most
   18  historically important state government building in Florida, and
   19         WHEREAS, Florida’s 1902 Historic Capitol today serves as a
   20  museum with the purpose of educating our children, residents,
   21  and visitors about our state’s past and its future, NOW,
   24  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   26         That the Florida Senate hereby recognizes and celebrates
   27  the 40th anniversary of the preservation of Florida’s 1902
   28  Historic Capitol and congratulates and commends its predecessors
   29  for undertaking the protection of this historic site and symbol
   30  of state government in Florida.