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Senate Bill 1364

Senate Bill sb1364

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1364

    By Senator Fasano





    11-1010A-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to military awards and

  3         decorations; authorizing the Governor to

  4         present the Governor's Medal of Merit to a

  5         resident of this state who has rendered

  6         exceptional meritorious service or who is

  7         serving, or who has been honorably discharged

  8         from service, in the United States Armed

  9         Forces, the Florida National Guard, or the

10         United States Reserve Forces and, while on

11         active duty, rendered exceptional meritorious

12         service; providing a definition; providing for

13         the medal to be presented to a designated

14         representative in the event of the death of a

15         chosen recipient; authorizing the Governor to

16         make rules for presenting and distributing the

17         Governor's Medal of Merit; amending s. 250.10,

18         F.S.; authorizing the Adjutant General to issue

19         military decorations and awards; providing an

20         effective date.

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22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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24         Section 1.  Governor's Medal of Merit.--

25         (1)  The Governor may present, in the name of the State

26  of Florida, a medal to be known as the "Governor's Medal of

27  Merit," which shall bear a suitable inscription and ribbon of

28  appropriate design, to:

29         (a)  Any legal resident of this state who has rendered

30  exceptional meritorious service to the citizens of this state;

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1364
    11-1010A-04




 1         (b)  Any legal resident of this state who is serving

 2  under honorable conditions on active duty as a member of the

 3  United States Armed Forces, the Florida National Guard, or the

 4  United States Reserve Forces and has rendered exceptional

 5  meritorious service to the citizens of this state while on

 6  active duty; or

 7         (c)  Any legal resident of this state who has been

 8  honorably discharged from active duty as a member of the

 9  United States Armed Forces, the Florida National Guard, or the

10  United States Reserve Forces and, while on active duty,

11  rendered exceptional meritorious service to the citizens of

12  this state.

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14  As used in this subsection, the term "exceptional meritorious

15  service" means acts of bravery above and beyond the level of

16  duty normally required by that person's respective military or

17  civilian position.

18         (2)  In the event of the death of an individual who has

19  been chosen to receive the Governor's Medal of Merit, the

20  medal shall be presented to a designated representative of the

21  chosen recipient.

22         (3)  The Governor, in consultation with the Adjutant

23  General and other appropriate entities, may make any rules

24  deemed necessary for the proper presentation and distribution

25  of the Governor's Medal of Merit. The medal may be presented

26  to an individual one time only.

27         Section 2.  Paragraph (n) is added to subsection (2) of

28  section 250.10, Florida Statutes, to read:

29         250.10  Appointment and duties of the Adjutant

30  General.--

31         (2)  The Adjutant General shall:

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1364
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 1         (n)  Issue decorations and awards pursuant to military

 2  regulations and instructions.

 3         Section 3.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

 4  law.

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 7                          SENATE SUMMARY

 8    Authorizes the Governor to present the Governor's Medal
      of Merit to state residents who render exceptional
 9    meritorious service or who are serving, or have been
      honorably discharged from service, in the United States
10    Armed Forces, the Florida National Guard, or the United
      States Reserve Forces and, while on active duty, rendered
11    exceptional meritorious service. Provides for rules
      governing the presentation and distribution of the
12    Governor's Medal of Merit. Provides for the Adjutant
      General to issue military decorations and awards.
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