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Record Group Number: 000137
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Creator: Florida. State Board of Pensions.
Title, Dates: State Board of Pensions record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The State Board of Pensions was established by law on February 16, 1885 (Ch. 3570, Laws) and consisted of three members:  the Governor, the Comptroller, and the Adjutant General.  After 1915, the Treasurer took the place of the Adjutant General as the third member.  The Board was responsible for creating the rules and regulations necessary for carrying out the state's pension laws and for reviewing the claims of individuals applying for pensions.  The Board was required to report to the Governor prior to the meeting of the Legislature.  The Board dealt solely with Confederate pensions and was also referred to as the Board of Confederate Pensions.  In 1969, the Board's functions were transferred to the Division of Personnel and Retirement, Dept. of Administration (Ch. 69-106, Laws).
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