Florida Senate - 2017 SB 214 By Senator Steube 23-00424-17 2017214__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Division of Historical 3 Resources; amending s. 267.031, F.S.; revising 4 provisions governing the division’s responsibilities 5 in issuing permits for survey, excavation, and salvage 6 activities on state-owned lands or on state-owned 7 sovereignty submerged lands; repealing s. 267.0625, 8 F.S., relating to the abrogation of offensive and 9 derogatory geographic place names; repealing s. 10 267.115(9), F.S., relating to the division’s 11 authorization to implement a program for administering 12 finds of artifacts from state-owned river bottoms; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (5) of section 18 267.031, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 19 267.031 Division of Historical Resources; powers and 20 duties.— 21 (5) It is the responsibility of the division to: 22 (n) Protect and administer historical resources abandoned 23 on state-owned lands or on state-owned sovereignty submerged 24 lands. The division may issue permits for survey and
exploration25 activities to identify historical resources and may issue26 permits for excavation and salvage activities to recover27 historical resources. The division may issue permits for28 archaeologicalexcavation activities for scientific or 29 educational purposes on state-owned lands or on state-owned 30 sovereignty submerged lands. The division may also issue permits 31 for exploration and salvage of historic shipwreck sites by 32 commercial salvors on state-owned sovereignty submerged lands. 33 The division shall adopt rules to administer the issuance of 34 permits for all such activities. In addition, the division shall 35 adopt rules to administer the transfer of objects recovered by 36 commercial salvors under permit in exchange for recovery 37 services provided to the state. 38 Section 2. Section 267.0625 and subsection (9) of section 39 267.115, Florida Statutes, are repealed. 40 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.