Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 1260 By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability; and Senator Albritton 585-03394-20 20201260c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to monuments; creating s. 265.008, 3 F.S.; providing legislative intent; establishing the 4 Florida Space Exploration Monument; providing for 5 administration of the monument by the Department of 6 Management Services; providing for the creation of a 7 design contest and selection committee; requiring the 8 department to develop a plan regarding the monument; 9 requiring the plan to be submitted to the Governor and 10 the Legislature by a specified date; amending s. 11 265.111, F.S.; requiring the department to limit 12 participation in design competitions for monuments on 13 the Capitol Complex or at other state-owned buildings 14 to artists and sculptors who are domiciled in this 15 state; providing an effective date. 16 17 WHEREAS, Florida’s history with space exploration can be 18 traced back to 1865, when Jules Verne envisioned the state as 19 the launch site of the “Columbiad” cannon in his popular novel 20 From the Earth to the Moon, and 21 WHEREAS, in 1950, a rocket known as “Bumper 8” became the 22 first rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, and 23 WHEREAS, in 1969, the National Aeronautics and Space 24 Administration (NASA) and the crew of Apollo 11 undertook the 25 first mission that would land humans on the surface of the moon 26 after launching from the John F. Kennedy Space Center, and 27 WHEREAS, Florida continues to be home to the Cape Canaveral 28 Spaceport, consisting of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and 29 the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and 30 WHEREAS, the state maintains a robust commercial aerospace 31 industry and highly trained workforce, which has helped 32 contribute technical and scientific knowledge that has allowed 33 Florida to continue to serve as the launch pad of the United 34 States’ achievements in space, and 35 WHEREAS, the establishment of the Florida Space Exploration 36 Monument would not only commemorate the past achievements and 37 contributions of individuals who have made this state a leader 38 in space exploration, but would also serve in the future to 39 inspire individuals to help maintain this state’s role, NOW, 40 THEREFORE, 41 42 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 43 44 Section 1. Section 265.008, Florida Statutes, is created to 45 read: 46 265.008 Florida Space Exploration Monument.— 47 (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the 48 importance of the role of this state, and its past, current, and 49 future contributions, in space exploration; to honor the state’s 50 residents for their role in humanity’s most daring journey of 51 space exploration; and to honor the contribution of all 52 individuals and their families who have gone unrecognized for 53 their impact on the United States’ achievements in space. 54 (2) There is established the Florida Space Exploration 55 Monument. 56 (a) The monument is administered by the Department of 57 Management Services. 58 (b) The Department of Management Services, in consultation 59 with Space Florida, shall establish a contest for individuals 60 who wish to submit a design for the monument. The department and 61 Space Florida shall appoint a selection committee to choose the 62 design of the monument. 63 (c) The Department of Management Services shall develop a 64 plan for the design, placement, and cost of the monument. The 65 plan must include the designation of an appropriate public area 66 for the monument on the premises of the Capitol Complex, as 67 defined in s. 281.01, not including the State Capital Circle 68 Office Complex. The department shall consider the 69 recommendations of the Florida Historical Commission as required 70 pursuant to ss. 265.111 and 267.0612(9) and shall coordinate 71 with the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of 72 State in developing the plan. The plan must also include the 73 dates for the design contest and the timeframe for the selection 74 committee to review and select a design. The Department of 75 Management Services shall submit the plan to the Governor, the 76 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 77 Representatives by March 9, 2021. 78 Section 2. Subsection (4) is added to section 265.111, 79 Florida Statutes, to read: 80 265.111 Capitol Complex; monuments.— 81 (4) The Department of Management Services shall limit 82 participation in any competitions between sculptors or artists 83 for the design of a monument on the Capitol Complex, or at any 84 other state buildings where a similar competition is being 85 conducted, to sculptors and artists who are domiciled in this 86 state. 87 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.