Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 668
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Collins) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 256.045, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         256.045Improper display of flag; governmental agencies,
    8  local governments, or other units of local government.—
    9         (1)For purposes of this section, the term “governmental
   10  entity” means this state or a political subdivision thereof,
   11  including, but not limited to, a county, a district or special
   12  district, or a municipality, including, but not limited to, an
   13  agency, an authority, a bureau, a commission, a department, or a
   14  division, a district or a region thereof, whether executive,
   15  judicial, or legislative, or a public school, the Board of
   16  Governors, a Florida College System institution, a state
   17  university, or an associated board.
   18         (2)A governmental entity and its officers and employees
   19  may expose to public view only the following flags in and on the
   20  grounds of public buildings and other public properties:
   21         (a)The flag of the United States.
   22         (b)The state flag.
   23         (c)The flag of the United Nations.
   24         (d)The POW-MIA flag.
   25         (e)The flags of foreign nations.
   26         (f)The flags that represent the branches of the United
   27  States Armed Forces and the Florida National Guard.
   28         (g)The flags of Florida’s counties.
   29         (h)The flags of Florida’s municipalities.
   30         (i)The flags of Florida’s public universities and
   31  colleges.
   32         (j)The flag of the Confederate States.
   33         (k)Flags indicating beach warnings.
   34         (l)The flag of the Olympics.
   35         (3)The restrictions in subsection (2) may not be construed
   36  to restrict a citizen’s right to display a flag in a traditional
   37  public forum.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
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   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   43  and insert:
   44                        A bill to be entitled                      
   45         An act relating to flags; creating s. 256.045, F.S.;
   46         defining the term “governmental entity”; specifying
   47         that a governmental entity may expose only certain
   48         flags to public view in and on the grounds of public
   49         buildings and properties; providing construction;
   50         providing an effective date.