Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 154
       By Senator Thompson
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to prohibited displays of the
    3         Confederate flag or emblem; creating s. 256.101, F.S.;
    4         prohibiting the display of flags and emblems
    5         associated with the Confederate States of America on
    6         any publicly owned or leased property; providing for
    7         injunctive relief and attorney fees; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 256.101, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         256.101Display of Confederate flag or emblem on publicly
   15  owned or leased property prohibited.—
   16         (1) The display of the flag or emblem of the Confederate
   17  States of America or any flag or emblem used by the Confederate
   18  States of America or its military or naval forces at any time
   19  within the years 1860 to 1865 on any building, structure, real
   20  property, or personal property owned or leased by the state, a
   21  county, a municipality, or other governmental unit of this state
   22  is prohibited.
   23         (2) An interested party may bring a civil action for
   24  injunctive relief to enjoin the display of a flag or emblem
   25  prohibited by this section. The prevailing party in such action
   26  is entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.