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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 267
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F.S. 267.021
267.021 Definitions.For the purpose of this act, the term:
(1) “Agency” means any state, county, or municipal officer, department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other separate unit of government created or established by law.
(2) “Division” means the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State.
(3) “Florida history museum” means a public or private nonprofit institution which is established permanently in this state for the purpose of promoting and encouraging knowledge and appreciation of Florida history through the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of artifacts and other historical properties related to Florida history and the primary role of which is to collect and care for artifacts and other objects of intrinsic historical or archaeological value and exhibit them regularly through a facility or facilities owned or operated by the institution.
(4) “Historic property” or “historic resource” means any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, object, or other real or personal property of historical, architectural, or archaeological value, and folklife resources. These properties or resources may include, but are not limited to, monuments, memorials, Indian habitations, ceremonial sites, abandoned settlements, sunken or abandoned ships, engineering works, treasure trove, artifacts, or other objects with intrinsic historical or archaeological value, or any part thereof, relating to the history, government, and culture of the state.
(5) “Historical museum” means a department or agency of state or local government or a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida and operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of sponsoring, producing, and exhibiting educational programs that are related to the historical resources of Florida.
(6) “National Register of Historic Places” means the list of historic properties significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture, maintained by the Secretary of the Interior, as established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.
(7) “Official Florida Historical Marker” means any marker, plaque, or similar device awarded, approved, or administered by the Division of Historical Resources for the purpose of recognizing and informing the general public about historic properties, persons, events, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the state.
(8) “Preservation” or “historic preservation” means the identification, evaluation, recordation, documentation, analysis, recovery, interpretation, curation, acquisition, protection, management, rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization, maintenance, or reconstruction of historic properties.
History.s. 2, ch. 67-50; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 72, ch. 71-377; s. 3, ch. 79-322; s. 1, ch. 81-124; s. 1, ch. 85-281; s. 43, ch. 86-163; s. 4, ch. 89-359; s. 2, ch. 94-190; s. 1, ch. 98-266; s. 12, ch. 2021-71.
Note.Subsection (6) former s. 265.135.