Section 15.182, Florida Statutes 2003
15.182 International travel by state-funded musical, cultural, or artistic organizations; notification to Department of State.--
(1) If a musical, cultural, or artistic organization that receives state funding is traveling internationally for a presentation, performance, or other significant public viewing, including an organization associated with a college or university, such organization shall notify the Department of State of its intentions to travel, together with the date, time, and location of each appearance. It is the desire of the Legislature that such cultural exchanges be coordinated with the state's economic development goals. The Secretary of State shall notify Enterprise Florida, Inc., of the intended travel schedule of all such organizations, including, but not limited to, symphonies, orchestras, dance troupes, bands, choirs, choral groups, drama troupes, musical performing groups, traveling exhibitions sponsored by museums, and performance artists.
(2) The Department of State, in conjunction with Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall act as an intermediary between performing musical, cultural, and artistic organizations and Florida businesses to encourage and coordinate joint undertakings. Such coordination may include, but is not limited to, encouraging business and industry to sponsor cultural events, assistance with travel of such organizations, and coordinating travel schedules of cultural performance groups and international trade missions.
(3) An organization shall provide the notification to the Department of State required by this section at least 30 days prior to the date the international travel is to commence or, when an intention to travel internationally is not formed at least 30 days in advance of the date the travel is to commence, as soon as feasible after forming such travel intention. The Department of State shall take an active role in informing such groups of the responsibility to notify the department of travel intentions.
History.--s. 4, ch. 97-278; s. 4, ch. 99-2.