Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1354
       By Senator Hill
       1-01373-10                                            20101354__
    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
   16  read:
   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
   36  members.
   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.

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