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CS/HB 465 — Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame

by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; and Rep. Harrell and others (CS/CS/SB 520 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee; and Senators Bennett, Gaetz, Sachs, Altman, and Richter)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee (MS)

The bill establishes the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame (Hall of Fame) in an effort to recognize and honor military veterans who, through their works and lives during or after military service, have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida. The bill requires the Department of Management Services to set aside an area on the Plaza Level of the Capitol Building for the placement of the Hall of Fame. 

In addition, the bill directs the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to annually accept nominations of persons to be considered for induction in the Hall of Fame and transmit its recommendations to the Governor and Cabinet who will select the nominees to be inducted.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2011.
Vote:  Senate 39-0; House 116-0