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CS/SB 222: Abandoned Cemeteries

GENERAL BILL by Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Cruz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stewart

Abandoned Cemeteries; Creating the Task Force on Abandoned African-American Cemeteries; requiring the Department of State to partner with specified entities to undertake an investigation of the former Zion Cemetery site; requiring the department to contract with the University of South Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University for the identification and location of eligible next of kin; directing the Division of Historical Resources of the department to ensure the listing of certain cemeteries in the Florida Master Site File; requiring the division to seek placement of historical markers at certain abandoned cemeteries, subject to certain limitations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/29/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 37 -SJ 859
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2020 Senate • Filed
12/15/2020 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 53
1/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/27/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 02/17/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
2/17/2021 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 177
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/22/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 53
• CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 167
4/28/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 796
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/21 -SJ 796
4/29/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 859
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 37 -SJ 859
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 37 -SJ 859