Online Sunshine Logo
Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature
December 9, 2023
Text: 'NEW Advanced Legislative Search'
Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Go to MyFlorida House
Go to MyFlorida House
Select Year:  
The Florida Statutes

The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 683
View Entire Chapter
F.S. 683.334
683.334 Victims of Communism Day.
(1) The Governor shall proclaim November 7 of each year as “Victims of Communism Day,” which shall be suitably observed in the public schools of the state as a day honoring the 100 million people who have fallen victim to communist regimes across the world and which shall be suitably observed by public exercise in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor may designate.
(2) If November 7 falls on a day that is not a school day, “Victims of Communism Day” shall be observed in the public schools in the state on the preceding school day or on such school day as may be designated by local school authorities.
(3)(a) Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, high school students enrolled in the United States Government class required by s. 1003.4282(3)(d) must receive at least 45 minutes of instruction on “Victims of Communism Day” to include topics such as Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet System, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and Nicolás Maduro and the Chavismo movement, and how victims suffered under these regimes through poverty, starvation, migration, systemic lethal violence, and suppression of speech.
(b) No later than April 1, 2023, the State Board of Education must adopt revised social studies standards for inclusion in the United States Government class required by s. 1003.4282(3)(d) which incorporate the requirements of this subsection.
History.s. 1, ch. 2022-98.