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       Florida Senate - 2010                             CS for SB 1354
       By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Senators Hill and Joyner
       585-04927-10                                          20101354c1
    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 that the Commission on
   12         Human Relations is responsible for costs relating to
   13         the Civil Rights Hall of Fame; providing that the
   14         Department of Management Services is responsible for
   15         the costs to operate, repair, and maintain the public
   16         area for the Civil Rights Hall of Fame; providing an
   17         effective date.
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   21         Section 1. Section 760.065, Florida Statutes, is created to
   22  read:
   23         760.065 Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.—
   24         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize and
   25  honor those persons, living or dead, who have made significant
   26  contributions to this state as leaders in the struggle for
   27  equality and justice for all persons.
   28         (2)(a) There is hereby established the Florida Civil Rights
   29  Hall of Fame. The Department of Management Services shall set
   30  aside an appropriate public area of the Capitol Building for the
   31  Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame and shall consult with the
   32  commission regarding the design and theme of such area.
   33         (b) Each person who is selected as a member shall have a
   34  designation placed in the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame,
   35  which designation shall provide information regarding the
   36  member’s particular discipline or contribution and any vital
   37  information relating to the member.
   38         (3)(a) The commission shall annually accept nominations for
   39  persons to be recommended as members of the Florida Civil Rights
   40  Hall of Fame. The commission shall recommend 10 persons from
   41  which the Governor shall select up to three hall-of-fame
   42  members.
   43         (b) In making recommendations pursuant to this subsection,
   44  the commission shall recommend persons who are 18 years of age
   45  or older, who were born in Florida or adopted Florida as their
   46  home state and base of operation, and who have made a
   47  significant contribution and provided exemplary leadership
   48  toward Florida’s progress and achievements in civil rights.
   49         (4) The commission may set specific time periods for
   50  acceptance of nominations and the selection of members to
   51  coincide with the appropriate activities of the Florida Civil
   52  Rights Hall of Fame.
   53         (5) The commission shall be responsible for costs relating
   54  to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. However, the costs to
   55  operate, repair, and maintain the public area designated for the
   56  Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame are the responsibility of the
   57  Department of Management Services.
   58         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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