Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 220
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Hooper) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (156020) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 89 - 138
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 3. The Division of Historical Resources of the
    7  Department of State shall ensure that any abandoned African
    8  American cemetery identified by the Task Force on Abandoned
    9  African-American Cemeteries is listed in the Florida Master Site
   10  File. Upon such a cemetery’s listing in the Florida Master Site
   11  File and in lieu of the normal application process for
   12  historical markers, the division must seek placement of an
   13  Official Florida Historical Marker at a site so long as the
   14  approval of the owner of the property where the marker will be
   15  placed has been obtained. A person or an organization affiliated
   16  with an abandoned cemetery may assist the division in
   17  researching the history of such a site in the preparation of a
   18  historical marker’s creation and placement. The costs for the
   19  creation and placement of a historical marker authorized
   20  pursuant to this section shall be borne by the division.
   21         Section 4. For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the sum of
   22  $100,000 in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the General
   23  Revenue Fund to the Department of State for the purpose of
   24  implementing this act. Of such sum, $50,000 shall be allocated
   25  for the creation, placement, and maintenance of a memorial at
   26  the site of the former Zion Cemetery in Tampa, and $50,000 shall
   27  be allocated for the creation, placement, and maintenance of a
   28  memorial at the site of the former Ridgewood Cemetery at C. Leon
   29  King High School in Tampa.
   30         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete lines 165 - 180
   35  and insert:
   36         directing the Division of Historical Resources of the
   37         department to ensure the listing of certain cemeteries
   38         in the Florida Master Site File; requiring the
   39         division to seek placement of historical markers at
   40         certain abandoned cemeteries, subject to certain
   41         limitations; authorizing certain persons and
   42         organizations to assist the division in researching
   43         the history of such cemeteries; specifying that costs
   44         associated with the creation and placement of such
   45         historical markers be borne by the division; providing
   46         appropriations; providing an effective date.