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Secretary Detzner Encourages Public Input on Proposed Artifact Amnesty Program

Tallahassee –

“The Department wants to encourage full public participation in the development of this study,” said Secretary Detzner. “Public involvement is an essential part of planning in state government, and we welcome the input and comments of all citizens on this important topic.”

The Department of State is preparing this study in consultation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the request of the Florida Legislature. The agencies’ findings and recommendations regarding this proposed amnesty program will be presented to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives by October 15, 2015.

Additional information about this feasibility study is available on the Division of Historical Resources’ website, at Individuals are encouraged to provide their comments and opinions on the feasibility of the proposed amnesty program by completing a short online survey that can be found on the same webpage. The comment period will be open until September 4, 2015.




About The Division of Historical Resources
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is responsible for preserving and promoting Florida’s historical, archaeological, and folk culture resources. DHR directs historic preservation efforts throughout the state in cooperation with state and federal agencies, local governments, private organizations, and individuals. The director of DHR serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, acting as the liaison with the national historic preservation program conducted by the National Park Service. The Division is comprised of two Bureaus or major program areas: archaeological research and historic preservation. For more information, visit