Florida Politics reports:
The “Historical Monuments and Memorials Protection Act” (HB 1607) was filed in the House by Rep. Dean Black, a Jacksonville Republican. It is the House companion to SB 1096, filed by Sen. Jonathan Martin [photo], a Republican from Fort Myers.
“We must defend and learn from our history,” Black told Florida Politics Tuesday. This includes protecting historic monuments across the state of Florida. I’m proud to introduce this important bill in the Legislature and look forward to finally canceling ‘cancel’ culture!”
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Signs offering “context” about the monuments would only be allowed upon the approval of Florida Sec. of State Cord Byrd, best known here for partying on a yacht that flew QAnon and cultist flags.
Newly-elected state Sen. Jonathan Martin first appeared here last year when as chairman of the Lee County GOP he introduced a resolution banning federal agents from Florida and declaring WHO to be a terrorist organization.
We must defend and learn from our history. This includes protecting historic monuments across the state of Florida. I’m proud to introduce this important bill in the Legislature and look forward to finally CANCELING “Cancel” Culture! https://t.co/RIO76E4E2h
— Dean Black (@DeanBlackFL) March 7, 2023