2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

DGS: Emancipation and Freedom Monument

Item C-0.01 #1c

Item C-0.01 #1c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Legislative Department
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission FY2013 $500,000 FY2014 $0 GF

Page 373, after line 4, insert:
A. The amount appropriated by this item shall be used for planning and other costs including, but not limited to, fund raising associated with construction of a permanent monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves and freedom in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.
B. The Department of General Services shall provide support to the Commission in implementing this project, as provided for in paragraph A.
C. The Commission and the Department of General Services shall report quarterly to the General Assembly on the progress made on site selection, project design, projected costs, fund raising, and project finances."

"C-0.01 Emancipation and Freedom Monument
Fund Sources: General

(This amendment provides $500,000 from the general fund the first year to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission to plan for the construction of a memorial to emancipation and freedom.)