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HB 1305

1
A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the Department of State; creating s.
3257.015, F.S.; providing definitions; amending s. 257.02,
4F.S.; increasing membership on the State Library Council;
5revising criteria for membership; revising provisions with
6respect to the selection process for members; providing
7for officers of the council; amending s. 257.031, F.S.;
8deleting references to the State Library Council and
9provisions for officers of the council; providing
10additional responsibilities of the State Librarian;
11amending s. 257.12, F.S.; designating the Division of
12Library and Information Services as the state library
13administrative agency; amending s. 257.192, F.S.;
14correcting terminology; creating s. 257.43, F.S.;
15providing for the establishment of a citizen support
16organization to provide assistance, funding, and
17promotional support for the library, archives, and records
18management programs of the Division of Library and
19Information Services; providing for use of administrative
20services and property; requiring an annual audit; amending
21s. 265.284, F.S.; designating the Division of Cultural
22Affairs as the state arts administrative agency; deleting
23obsolete language; amending s. 265.2865, F.S.; deleting
24obsolete language; amending s. 265.606, F.S.; requiring
25local sponsoring organizations to submit an annual
26postaudit to the division under certain circumstances;
27amending s. 265.701, F.S.; providing contract requirements
28to ensure continued use as a cultural facility for a
29specified period following a grant award; providing for
30repayment of grant funds to the department under specified
31circumstances; amending s. 265.702, F.S.; providing
32contract requirements to ensure continued use as a
33regional cultural facility for a specified period
34following a grant award; providing for repayment of grant
35funds to the department under specified circumstances;
36creating s. 265.703, F.S.; providing for the establishment
37of a citizen support organization to provide assistance,
38funding, and promotional support for the cultural and arts
39programs of the Division of Cultural Affairs; providing
40for use of administrative services and property; requiring
41an annual audit; amending s. 267.031, F.S.; authorizing
42the Division of Historical Resources to establish an
43endowment under the Florida Historical Resources Act;
44removing a requirement for the establishment of historic
45preservation regional offices in specific locations;
46requiring the establishment of at least three historic
47preservation regional offices; creating citizen advisory
48boards for regional offices in lieu of citizen support
49organizations; providing purpose and for appointment of
50members of the advisory boards; amending s. 267.0612,
51F.S.; revising provisions with respect to service as a
52member of the Florida Historical Commission; amending s.
53267.0617, F.S.; providing for appointment of a grant
54review panel chair under the Historic Preservation Grant
55Program; amending s. 267.0619, F.S.; providing for
56appointment of a grant review panel chair under the
57Historical Museum Grants program; amending s. 267.0731,
58F.S.; revising provisions with respect to nominations
59under the Great Floridians Program; amending s. 267.13,
60F.S.; providing for the adoption of rules by the Division
61of Historical Resources to implement provisions governing
62prohibited practices and penalties therefor; amending s.
63267.16, F.S.; removing a duty of the Division of
64Historical Resources with respect to Florida Folklife
65Programs; amending s. 267.173, F.S.; conforming a
66reference; amending s. 267.174, F.S.; revising dates for
67the first meeting of the Discovery of Florida
68Quincentennial Commemoration Commission, completion of the
69initial draft of the master plan, and submission of the
70completed master plan; repealing s. 15.0913, F.S., which
71requires the Department of State to file all Uniform
72Commercial Code documents within a specified time after
73receipt of such documents by the Bureau of Uniform
74Commercial Code of the Division of Corporations; repealing
75s. 265.51, F.S., relating to the authority of the
76Department of State to make agreements to indemnify
77specified items against loss or damage; repealing s.
78265.52, F.S., relating to items eligible for indemnity
79agreements of the Department of State; repealing s.
80265.53, F.S., relating to application for indemnity
81agreement by a nonprofit agency, institution, or
82government in the state attempting to obtain
83indemnification for eligible items it proposes to borrow
84from a person, organization, institution, or government
85not in the state; repealing s. 265.54, F.S., relating to
86review by the Department of State of applications for
87indemnity agreements and limits of indemnity; repealing s.
88265.55, F.S., relating to the processing by the Division
89of Risk Management of the Department of Financial Services
90of claims for losses covered by an indemnity agreement;
91repealing s. 265.56, F.S., relating to an annual report to
92the Legislature by the Department of State with respect to
93current and pending claims under indemnity agreements and
94the value of contracts entered into by the department
95which are outstanding at the close of the fiscal year;
96providing severability; providing an effective date.
97
98Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
99
100     Section 1.  Section 257.015, Florida Statutes, is created
101to read:
102     257.015  Definitions.--As used in this chapter, the term:
103     (1)  "Department" means the Department of State.
104     (2)  "Division" means the Division of Library and
105Information Services of the Department of State.
106     (3)  "Secretary" means the Secretary of State.
107     (4)  "State librarian" means the person appointed by the
108secretary as the director of the Division of Library and
109Information Services pursuant to s. 257.031.
110     Section 2.  Subsections (1) and (3) of section 257.02,
111Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (4) is added to
112said section, to read:
113     257.02  State Library Council.--
114     (1)  There shall be a State Library Council to advise and
115assist the Division of Library and Information Services on its
116programs and activities. The council shall consist of nine seven
117members who shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. Of the
118nine members at least one member of the council must represent a
119Florida library professional association, at least one must
120represent a Florida archive professional association, at least
121one must represent a Florida records management professional
122association, be a person who is 60 years of age or older; and at
123least one member of the council must be a person who is not, and
124has never been, employed in a library or in teaching library
125science courses. Members shall be appointed for 4-year terms. A
126vacancy on the council shall be filled for the period of the
127unexpired term. No person may be appointed to serve more than
128two consecutive terms as a member of the council. The Secretary
129of State may remove from office any council member for
130malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, incompetence,
131permanent inability to perform official duties, or pleading
132guilty or nolo contendere to, or being found guilty of, a
133felony. In addition to, and at the request of, the members of
134the council appointed by the Secretary of State, the president-
135elect of the Florida Library Association may serve as a member
136of the council in a nonvoting capacity during his or her term as
137president-elect.
138     (3)  The Secretary of State may, in making appointments,
139consult Florida's library, archival, or records management
140community the Florida Library Association and related statewide
141associations and organizations for suggestions as to persons
142having special knowledge and interest concerning libraries.
143     (4)  The officers of the State Library Council shall be a
144chair, elected from the members thereof, and the State
145Librarian, who shall serve without voting rights as secretary of
146the council.
147     Section 3.  Section 257.031, Florida Statutes, is amended
148to read:
149     257.031  State Librarian Organization of council;
150appointment and duties of State Librarian.--
151     (1)  The officers of the State Library Council shall be a
152chair, elected from the members thereof, and the State
153Librarian, who shall serve without voting rights as secretary of
154the council. The State Librarian shall be appointed by the
155Secretary of State, shall have completed a library school
156program accredited by the American Library Association, and
157shall serve as the director of the Division of Library and
158Information Services of the Department of State. The Secretary
159of State may, in making the appointment of State Librarian,
160consult the members of the State Library Council.
161     (2)  The State Librarian shall:
162     (a)  Keep a record of the proceedings of the State Library
163Council;
164     (b)  Keep an accurate account of the financial transactions
165of the division;
166     (c)  Have charge of the work of the division in organizing
167new libraries and improving those already established; and
168     (d)  In general, perform such duties as may, from time to
169time, be assigned to him or her by the Secretary of State; and.
170     (e)  Manage operations of the programs assigned by law to
171the division.
172     Section 4.  Section 257.12, Florida Statutes, is amended to
173read:
174     257.12  Division of Library and Information Services
175authorized to accept and expend federal funds.--
176     (1)  The Division of Library and Information Services of
177the Department of State is designated as the state library
178administrative agency authorized to accept, receive, administer,
179and expend any moneys, materials, or any other aid granted,
180appropriated, or made available by the United States or any of
181its agencies for the purpose of giving aid to libraries and
182providing educational library service in the state.
183     (2)  The division is authorized to file any accounts
184required by federal law or regulation with reference to
185receiving and administering all such moneys, materials, and
186other aid for said purposes; provided, however, that the
187acceptance of such moneys, materials, and other aid shall not
188deprive the state from complete control and supervision of its
189library.
190     Section 5.  Section 257.192, Florida Statutes, is amended
191to read:
192     257.192  Program grants.--The Division of Library and
193Information Services is authorized to accept and administer
194appropriations for library program grants and to make such
195grants in accordance with the Florida long-range plan program
196for library services.
197     Section 6.  Section 257.43, Florida Statutes, is created to
198read:
199     257.43  Citizen support organization; use of state
200administrative services and property; audit.--
201     (1)  CITIZEN SUPPORT ORGANIZATION.--The division may
202support the establishment of a citizen support organization to
203provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for the
204library, archives, and records management programs of the
205division. For the purposes of this section, a "citizen support
206organization" means an organization which is:
207     (a)  A Florida corporation not for profit incorporated
208under the provisions of chapter 617 and approved by the
209Department of State.
210     (b)  Organized and operated to conduct programs and
211activities; raise funds; request and receive grants, gifts, and
212bequests of money; acquire, receive, hold, invest, and
213administer, in its own name, securities, funds, objects of
214value, or other property, real or personal; and make
215expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of the
216division or individual program units of the division.
217     (c)  Determined by the division to be consistent with the
218goals of the division and in the best interests of the state.
219     (d)  Approved in writing by the division to operate for the
220direct or indirect benefit of the division. Such approval shall
221be given in a letter of agreement from the division.
222     (2)  USE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND PROPERTY.--
223     (a)  The division may fix and collect charges for the
224rental of facilities and properties managed by the division and
225may permit, without charge, appropriate use of administrative
226services, property, and facilities of the division by a citizen
227support organization, subject to the provisions of this section.
228Such use must be directly in keeping with the approved purposes
229of the citizen support organization and may not be made at times
230or places that would unreasonably interfere with opportunities
231for the general public to use such facilities for established
232purposes. Any moneys received from rentals of facilities and
233properties managed by the division may be held in the operating
234trust fund of the division or in a separate depository account
235in the name of the citizen support organization and subject to
236the provisions of the letter of agreement with the division.
237     (b)  The division may prescribe by rule any condition with
238which a citizen support organization shall comply in order to
239use division administrative services, property, or facilities.
240     (c)  The division shall not permit the use of any
241administrative services, property, or facilities of the state by
242a citizen support organization which does not provide equal
243membership and employment opportunities to all persons
244regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national
245origin.
246     (3)  ANNUAL AUDIT.--The citizen support organization shall
247provide for an annual financial audit in accordance with s.
248215.981.
249     Section 7.  Subsection (1) and paragraph (d) of subsection
250(3) of section 265.284, Florida Statutes, are amended,
251subsection (7) is renumbered as subsection (6), and present
252subsection (6) of said section is amended, to read:
253     265.284  Chief cultural officer; director of division;
254powers and duties.--
255     (1)  The Secretary of State is the shall be chief cultural
256officer of the state, and the Division of Cultural Affairs is
257designated as the state arts administrative agency.
258     (3)  The Division of Cultural Affairs shall have direct
259administrative authority and responsibility for all of the
260programs authorized by this act. In furtherance thereof, the
261division shall have the authority to:
262     (d)  On request, or at its own initiative, consult with and
263advise other individuals, groups, organizations, or state
264agencies and officials, particularly the Governor and the
265Cabinet, concerning the acquisition by gift or purchase of fine
266art works, the appropriate use and display of state-owned art
267treasures for maximum public benefit, and the suitability of any
268structures or fixtures, including framing, primarily intended
269for ornamental or decorative purposes in public buildings.
270     (6)  Subject to funding by the Legislature, there are
271created the State Orchestra Program, State Dance Program, and
272State Opera Program, each to be administered as part of, and
273under the direct supervision of, the Division of Cultural
274Affairs.
275     Section 8.  Subsection (4) of section 265.2865, Florida
276Statutes, is amended to read:
277     265.2865  Florida Artists Hall of Fame.--
278     (4)  In the first year, the Secretary of State shall name
279no more than 12 members to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
280Thereafter, The Secretary of State shall name no more than four
281members to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in any one 1 year.
282     Section 9.  Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (4) of
283section 265.606, Florida Statutes, to read:
284     265.606  Cultural Endowment Program; administration;
285qualifying criteria; matching fund program levels;
286distribution.--
287     (4)  Once the secretary has determined that the sponsoring
288organization has complied with the criteria imposed by this
289section, he or she may authorize the transfer of the appropriate
290state matching funds to the organization. However, the secretary
291shall ensure that the local group has made prudent arrangements
292for the trusteeship of the entire endowment, and such
293trusteeship is hereby created. The sponsoring organization may
294then expend moneys in the endowment program fund, subject to the
295following requirements:
296     (c)  Any contract administered under this section shall
297require the local sponsoring organization to submit to the
298division an annual postaudit of its financial accounts conducted
299by an independent certified public accountant.
300     Section 10.  Subsection (4) of section 265.701, Florida
301Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (5), and a new subsection
302(4) is added to said section, to read:
303     265.701  Cultural facilities; grants for acquisition,
304renovation, or construction; funding; approval; allocation.--
305     (4)  Any contract administered under this section shall
306require the recordation of a restrictive covenant by the grantee
307and property owner or the purchase of a bond as prescribed by
308rule to ensure that the facility continues to be used as a
309cultural facility for a period of 10 years following the grant
310award. If the facility ceases to be used as a cultural facility
311during the 10 years following the grant award, the grant funds
312shall be repaid to the department according to an amortization
313schedule set forth in rule.
314     Section 11.  Subsection (8) of section 265.702, Florida
315Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (9), and a new subsection
316(8) is added to said section, to read:
317     265.702  Regional cultural facilities; grants for
318acquisition, renovation, or construction; funding; approval;
319allocation.--
320     (8)  Any contract administered under this section shall
321require the recordation of a restrictive covenant by the grantee
322and property owner or the purchase of a bond as prescribed by
323rule to ensure that the facility continues to be used as a
324regional cultural facility for a period of 10 years following
325the grant award. If the facility ceases to be used as a regional
326cultural facility during the 10 years following the grant award,
327the grant funds shall be repaid to the department according to
328an amortization schedule set forth in rule.
329     Section 12.  Section 265.703, Florida Statutes, is created
330to read:
331     265.703  Citizen support organization; use of state
332administrative services and property; audit.--
333     (1)  CITIZEN SUPPORT ORGANIZATION.--The division may
334support the establishment of a citizen support organization to
335provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for the
336cultural and arts programs of the division. For the purposes of
337this section, a "citizen support organization" means an
338organization which is:
339     (a)  A Florida corporation not for profit incorporated
340under the provisions of chapter 617 and approved by the
341Department of State.
342     (b)  Organized and operated to conduct programs and
343activities; raise funds; request and receive grants, gifts, and
344bequests of money; acquire, receive, hold, invest, and
345administer, in its own name, securities, funds, objects of
346value, or other property, real or personal; and make
347expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of the
348division or individual program units of the division.
349     (c)  Determined by the division to be consistent with the
350goals of the division and in the best interests of the state.
351     (d)  Approved in writing by the division to operate for the
352direct or indirect benefit of the division. Such approval shall
353be given in a letter of agreement from the division.
354     (2)  USE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND PROPERTY.--
355     (a)  The division may fix and collect charges for the
356rental of facilities and properties managed by the division and
357may permit, without charge, appropriate use of administrative
358services, property, and facilities of the division by a citizen
359support organization, subject to the provisions of this section.
360Such use must be directly in keeping with the approved purposes
361of the citizen support organization and may not be made at times
362or places that would unreasonably interfere with opportunities
363for the general public to use such facilities for established
364purposes. Any moneys received from rentals of facilities and
365properties managed by the division may be held in the operating
366trust fund of the division or in a separate depository account
367in the name of the citizen support organization and subject to
368the provisions of the letter of agreement with the division.
369     (b)  The division may prescribe by rule any condition with
370which a citizen support organization shall comply in order to
371use division administrative services, property, or facilities.
372     (c)  The division shall not permit the use of any
373administrative services, property, or facilities of the state by
374a citizen support organization which does not provide equal
375membership and employment opportunities to all persons
376regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national
377origin.
378     (3)  ANNUAL AUDIT.--The citizen support organization shall
379provide for an annual financial audit in accordance with s.
380215.981.
381     Section 13.  Subsection (3) and paragraph (m) of subsection
382(5) of section 267.031, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
383     267.031  Division of Historical Resources; powers and
384duties.--
385     (3)  The division may accept gifts, grants, bequests,
386loans, and endowments for purposes not inconsistent with its
387responsibilities under this chapter. The division may also
388establish an endowment that is consistent with the
389responsibilities of this chapter.
390     (5)  It is the responsibility of the division to:
391     (m)  Establish regional offices for the purpose of
392assisting the division in the delivery of historic preservation
393services to the counties and municipalities of the state and to
394the citizens of the State of Florida. Historic preservation
395regional offices shall be established in at least three St.
396Augustine, Tampa, Palm Beach County, and in other areas of the
397state which the division deems appropriate. For each regional
398office established, the division shall establish a citizen
399advisory board to provide assistance, advice, and
400recommendations to the regional office support organization in
401accordance with s. 267.17. The members board of directors of
402each citizen advisory board support organization shall be
403appointed by the Secretary of State.
404     Section 14.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsection
405(2) of section 267.0612, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
406     267.0612  Florida Historical Commission; creation;
407membership; powers and duties.--In order to enhance public
408participation and involvement in the preservation and protection
409of the state's historic and archaeological sites and properties,
410there is created within the Department of State the "Florida
411Historical Commission." The commission shall serve in an
412advisory capacity to the director of the Division of Historical
413Resources to assist the director in carrying out the purposes,
414duties, and responsibilities of the division, as specified in
415this chapter.
416     (1)(a)  The commission shall be composed of 11 members.
417Seven members shall be appointed by the Governor in consultation
418with the Secretary of State, two members shall be appointed by
419the President of the Senate, and two members shall be appointed
420by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Of the seven
421members appointed by the Governor, one member must be a licensed
422architect who has expertise in historic preservation and
423architectural history; one member must be a professional
424historian in the field of American history; one member must be a
425professional architectural historian; one member must be an
426archaeologist specializing in the field of prehistory; and one
427member must be an archaeologist specializing in the historic
428period. The remaining two members appointed by the Governor and
429the two members appointed by the President of the Senate and the
430Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, must be
431representatives of the general public with demonstrated interest
432in the preservation of Florida's historical and archaeological
433heritage. At least one member of the commission shall be a
434resident of a county that has a population of 75,000 or fewer
435less.
436     (2)  Commission members appointed by the President of the
437Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be
438appointed for 2-year terms. Additionally, these commission
439members shall serve as the legislative historic preservation
440advisory body to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and
441the President of the Senate with respect to the collection and
442preservation of the historic records of both houses of the
443Legislature. Commission members appointed by the Governor shall
444be appointed to 4-year terms. A member whose term has expired
445shall continue to serve on the commission until such time as a
446replacement is appointed. Vacancies shall be filled for the
447remainder of the term and by the original appointing authority.
448     Section 15.  Subsection (3) of section 267.0617, Florida
449Statutes, is amended to read:
450     267.0617  Historic Preservation Grant Program.--
451     (3)  All grants of state funds to assist in the
452preservation of historic properties shall be made from the
453Historical Resources Operating Trust Fund and may be awarded
454only pursuant to applications for such assistance made to the
455Division of Historical Resources. The Florida Historical
456Commission shall review each application for a special category
457historic preservation grant-in-aid. Special category historic
458preservation grants-in-aid are those reviewed and recommended by
459the Secretary of State for submission for legislative funding
460consideration. Grant review panels appointed by the Secretary of
461State and chaired by a member of the Florida Historical
462Commission or a designee appointed by the commission's presiding
463officer shall review each application for other historic
464preservation grants-in-aid. The reviewing body shall submit
465annually to the Secretary of State for approval lists of all
466applications that are recommended by the reviewing body for the
467award of grants, arranged in order of priority.
468     Section 16.  Subsection (3) of section 267.0619, Florida
469Statutes, is amended to read:
470     267.0619  Historical Museum Grants.--
471     (3)  An application for a grant must be made to the
472division on a form provided by the division. The division shall
473adopt rules prescribing categories of grants, application
474requirements, criteria and procedures for the review and
475evaluation of applications, and other procedures necessary for
476the administration of the program, subject to the requirements
477of this section. Grant review panels appointed by the Secretary
478of State and chaired by a member of the Florida Historical
479Commission or a designee appointed by the commission's presiding
480officer shall review each application for a museum grant-in-aid.
481The review panel shall submit to the Secretary of State for
482approval lists of all applications that are recommended by the
483panel for the award of grants, arranged in order of priority.
484The division may award a grant to a Florida history museum only
485if the award has been approved by the Secretary of State.
486     Section 17.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of
487section 267.0731, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
488     267.0731  Great Floridians Program.--The division shall
489establish and administer a program, to be entitled the Great
490Floridians Program, which shall be designed to recognize and
491record the achievements of Floridians, living and deceased, who
492have made major contributions to the progress and welfare of
493this state.
494     (1)  The division shall nominate present or former citizens
495of this state, living or deceased, who during their lives have
496made major contributions to the progress of the nation or this
497state and its citizens. Nominations shall be submitted to the
498Secretary of State who shall select from those nominated not
499less than two persons each year who shall be honored with the
500designation "Great Floridian," provided no person whose
501contributions have been through elected or appointed public
502service shall be selected while holding any such office.
503     (b)  In formulating its nominations, the division shall
504also seek the assistance of the organization Museum of Florida
505History Foundation, Inc., or its successor, acting in the
506capacity as a citizen support organization of the division,
507pursuant to s. 267.17 and approved to act on behalf of the
508Museum of Florida History.
509     (c)  Annually, the division shall convene an ad hoc
510committee composed of representatives of the Governor, each
511member of the Florida Cabinet, the President of the Senate, the
512Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the organization
513described in paragraph (b) Museum of Florida History Foundation,
514Inc. This committee shall meet at least twice. The committee
515shall nominate not fewer than two persons whose names shall be
516submitted to the Secretary of State with the recommendation that
517they be honored with the designation "Great Floridian."
518     Section 18.  Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (2) of
519section 267.13, Florida Statutes, to read:
520     267.13  Prohibited practices; penalties.--
521     (2)
522     (e)  The division shall adopt rules pursuant to ss.
523120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this
524section.
525     Section 19.  Subsections (4) and (5) of section 267.16,
526Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (3) and (4),
527respectively, and subsection (3) of said section is amended to
528read:
529     267.16  Florida Folklife Programs.--It is the duty and
530responsibility of the division to:
531     (3)  Use the facilities at the Stephen Foster State Folk
532Culture Center as the primary location of the annual Florida
533Folk Festival.
534     Section 20.  Subsection (5) of section 267.173, Florida
535Statutes, is amended to read:
536     267.173  Historic preservation in West Florida; goals;
537contracts for historic preservation; powers and duties.--
538     (5)  The Division of Historical Resources in the Department
539of State may contract with the University of West Florida to
540serve as the regional office for the West Florida region of the
541state from the Apalachicola River to the western boundaries of
542the state. In lieu of the establishment of a citizen advisory
543board support organization as required by s. 267.031(5)(m), the
544University of West Florida may use an existing direct-support
545organization of the university provided that the membership of
546the direct-support organization is representative of the area of
547the state to be served and provides the needed expertise in the
548area of historic preservation.
549     Section 21.  Paragraph (d) of subsection (5) and paragraph
550(c) of subsection (7) of section 267.174, Florida Statutes, are
551amended to read:
552     267.174  Discovery of Florida Quincentennial Commemoration
553Commission.--
554     (5)  OFFICERS; BYLAWS; MEETINGS.--
555     (d)  The initial meeting of the commission shall be held no
556later than January 31, 2007 2006.  Subsequent meetings shall be
557held upon the call of the chair or vice chair acting in the
558absence of the chair, and in accordance with the commission's
559bylaws.
560     (7)  DUTIES; MASTER PLAN.--
561     (c)  The commission shall establish a timetable and budget
562for completion for all parts of the master plan which shall be
563made a part of the plan. An initial draft of the plan shall be
564completed and submitted to the Governor, the President of the
565Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
566Secretary of State by January 2008 2007 with the completed
567master plan submitted to such officials by January 2009 2008.
568     Section 22.  Sections 15.0913, 265.51, 265.52, 265.53,
569265.54, 265.55, and 265.56, Florida Statutes, are repealed.
570     Section 23.  If any provision of this act or the
571application thereof to any person or circumstance is held
572invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or
573applications of the act which can be given effect without the
574invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions
575of this act are declared severable.
576     Section 24.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.


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