Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1188
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Hays) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 17 - 60
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 267.12, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         267.12 Research permits; procedure.—
    8         (1) As used in this section and s. 267.13, the term “water
    9  authority” means an independent special district created
   10  pursuant to s. 189.404 whose purpose is to control and conserve
   11  freshwater resources.
   12         (2) The division may issue permits for excavation and
   13  surface reconnaissance on land owned or controlled by the state,
   14  land owned by a water authority, lands or land lands within the
   15  boundaries of a designated state archaeological landmark
   16  landmarks or landmark zone zones to institutions that which the
   17  division deems shall deem to be properly qualified to conduct
   18  such activity, subject to such rules and regulations as the
   19  division may prescribe, provided such activity is undertaken by
   20  reputable museums, universities, colleges, or other historical,
   21  scientific, or educational institutions or societies that
   22  possess or will secure the archaeological expertise for the
   23  performance of systematic archaeological field research,
   24  comprehensive analysis, and interpretation in the form of
   25  publishable reports and monographs, such reports to be submitted
   26  to the division.
   27         (3)(2) Those state institutions considered by the division
   28  permanently to possess the required archaeological expertise to
   29  conduct the archaeological activities allowed under the
   30  provisions of the permit may be designated as accredited
   31  institutions which will be allowed to conduct archaeological
   32  field activities on land owned or controlled by the state, land
   33  owned by a water authority, state-owned or controlled lands or
   34  land within the boundaries of a any designated state
   35  archaeological landmark or any landmark zone without obtaining
   36  an individual permit for each project, except that those
   37  accredited institutions will be required to give prior written
   38  notice of all anticipated archaeological field activities on
   39  land owned or controlled by the state, land owned by a water
   40  authority, state-owned or controlled lands or land within the
   41  boundaries of a any designated state archaeological landmark or
   42  landmark zone to the division, together with such information as
   43  may reasonably be required by the division to ensure the proper
   44  preservation, protection, and excavation of the archaeological
   45  resources. However, no archaeological activity may not be
   46  commenced by the accredited institution until the division has
   47  determined that the planned project will be in conformity with
   48  the guidelines, regulations, and criteria adopted pursuant to
   49  ss. 267.11-267.14. Such determination will be made by the
   50  division and notification to the institution given within a
   51  period of 15 days after from the time of receipt of the prior
   52  notification by the division.
   53         (4)(3) All specimens collected under a permit issued by the
   54  division or under the procedures adopted for accredited
   55  institutions shall belong to the state with the title thereto
   56  vested in the division for the purpose of administration and
   57  protection. The division may arrange for the disposition of the
   58  specimens so collected by accredited state institutions at those
   59  institutions and for the temporary or permanent loan of such
   60  specimens at permitholding institutions for the purpose of
   61  further scientific study, interpretative displays, and
   62  curatorial responsibilities.
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   65         And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Delete line 3
   67  and insert:
   68         amending s. 267.12, F.S.; providing a definition for
   69         “water authority”; authorizing the Division of