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CS/SB 416 — POW-MIA Vietnam Veterans Bracelet Memorial

by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee and Senators Burgess, Hooper, Bean, Harrell, Perry, Rodriguez, Gruters, Torres, Stewart, Gibson, Book, and Mayfield

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

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

The bill establishes the POW-MIA Veterans Bracelet Memorial to memorialize the sacrifices and experiences of those captured or missing in combat during the Vietnam War.

The memorial will be funded and administered by the Big Bend Chapter 96, Vietnam Veterans of America, without state funding.

By July 1, 2022, the Department of Management Services (department) must identify and make available an appropriate area for construction and placement of the memorial in Tallahassee, specifically along South Monroe Street and on or near the premises of the Capitol Complex. The department will consult with the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Florida Historical Commission on the monument’s design and placement.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0