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Florida Historic Capitol; space allocation; maintenance, repair, and security.
Section 272.129, Florida Statutes 2006

272.129  Florida Historic Capitol; space allocation; maintenance, repair, and security.--

(1)  The Legislature shall ensure that all space in the Florida Historic Capitol is restored in a manner consistent with the 1902 form and made available for allocation. Notwithstanding the provisions of ss. 255.249 and 272.04 that relate to space allocation in state-owned buildings, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall have responsibility and authority for the allocation of all space in the restored Florida Historic Capitol, provided:

(a)  The rotunda, corridors, Senate chamber, House of Representatives chamber, and Supreme Court chamber shall not be used as office space.

(b)  The Legislature shall be allocated sufficient space for program and administrative functions relating to the preservation, museum, and cultural programs of the Legislature.

(2)  The Florida Historic Capitol shall be maintained in accordance with good historic preservation practices as specified in the National Park Service Preservation Briefs and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

(3)  Custodial and preventive maintenance and repair of the entire Historic Capitol and the grounds located adjacent thereto shall be the responsibility of the Department of Management Services, subject to the special requirements of the building as determined by the Capitol Curator.

History.--ss. 1, 3, ch. 81-232; s. 210, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 5, ch. 2006-111.