Florida Senate - 2018 SB 286 By Senator Rouson 19-00371A-18 2018286__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Slavery Memorial; 3 creating s. 265.006, F.S.; providing legislative 4 intent; establishing the Florida Slavery Memorial; 5 providing for administration of the memorial by the 6 Department of Management Services; directing the 7 department to develop a specified plan for the design, 8 placement, and cost of the memorial and submit the 9 plan to the Governor and Legislature; providing an 10 effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 265.006, Florida Statutes, is created to 15 read: 16 265.006 Florida Slavery Memorial.— 17 (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the 18 fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of 19 slavery in the United States and the American Colonies and to 20 honor the nameless and forgotten men, women, and children who 21 have gone unrecognized for their undeniable and weighty 22 contributions to the United States. 23 (2) There is established the Florida Slavery Memorial. 24 (a) The memorial is administered by the Department of 25 Management Services. 26 (b) The Department of Management Services shall develop a 27 plan for the design, placement, and cost of the memorial. The 28 plan shall include the designation of an appropriate public area 29 for the memorial on the premises of the Capitol Complex, as 30 defined in s. 281.01, not including the State Capital Circle 31 Office Complex. The department shall consider the 32 recommendations of the Florida Historical Commission as required 33 pursuant to ss. 265.111 and 267.0612(9) and shall coordinate 34 with the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of 35 State in developing the plan. By November 1, 2018, the 36 department shall submit the plan to the Governor, the President 37 of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.