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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 265
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F.S. 265.111
265.111 Capitol Complex; monuments.
(1) For purposes of this section, the term “monument” means a permanent structure such as a marker, statue, sculpture, plaque, or other artifice, including living plant material, placed in remembrance or recognition of a significant person or event in Florida history. The term does not include any “Official Florida Historical Marker” as defined in s. 267.021.
(2) The construction and placement of a monument on the premises of the Capitol Complex, as defined in s. 281.01, is prohibited unless authorized by general law and unless the design and placement of the monument is approved, after considering the recommendations of the Department of Management Services and the Florida Historical Commission, pursuant to s. 267.0612(9), by each of the following officers, or his or her designee:
(a) The Governor.
(b) The Attorney General.
(c) The Chief Financial Officer.
(d) The Commissioner of Agriculture.
(e) The President of the Senate.
(f) The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Department of Management Services shall coordinate with the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State regarding a monument’s design and placement subject to the division’s powers and duties under s. 267.031.

(3) The Department of Management Services shall set aside and dedicate the area of the Capitol Complex described as “Memorial Park” in s. 281.01 on which authorized monuments shall be placed, including a monument in remembrance of the 241 members of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives on October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon.
History.s. 2, ch. 2014-126; s. 1, ch. 2015-151; s. 1, ch. 2022-162; s. 1, ch. 2023-242.