Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1354
By Senator Hill
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of
3 Fame; creating s. 760.065, F.S.; providing legislative
4 intent; providing for the establishment and location
5 of the hall of fame; providing for the selection of
6 hall-of-fame members by the Governor upon
7 recommendations by the Florida Commission on Human
8 Relations; providing criteria for such
9 recommendations; authorizing the commission to set
10 time periods for the nomination and selection of hall
11 of-fame members; providing an effective date.
13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
15 Section 1. Section 760.065, Florida Statutes, is created to
17 760.065 Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.—
18 (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize and
19 honor those persons, living or dead, who have made significant
20 contributions to this state as leaders in the struggle for
21 equality and justice for all persons.
22 (2)(a) There is hereby established the Florida Civil Rights
23 Hall of Fame. The Department of Management Services shall set
24 aside an appropriate public area of the Capitol Building for the
25 Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame and shall consult with the
26 commission regarding the design and theme of such area.
27 (b) Each person who is selected as a member shall have a
28 designation placed in the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame,
29 which designation shall provide information regarding the
30 member’s particular discipline or contribution and any vital
31 information relating to the member.
32 (3)(a) The commission shall annually accept nominations for
33 persons to be recommended as members of the Florida Civil Rights
34 Hall of Fame. The commission shall recommend 10 persons from
35 which the Governor shall select up to three hall-of-fame
37 (b) In making recommendations pursuant to this subsection,
38 the commission shall recommend persons who are 18 years of age
39 or older, who were born in Florida or adopted Florida as their
40 home state and base of operation, and who have made a
41 significant contribution and provided exemplary leadership
42 toward Florida’s progress and achievements in civil rights.
43 (4) The commission may set specific time periods for
44 acceptance of nominations and the selection of members to
45 coincide with the appropriate activities of the Florida Civil
46 Rights Hall of Fame.
47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.