New Florida Senate seal limited to US and Florida flags

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Senate is going to change its official seal one more time.

The Senate last year voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the official seal but did not make a final decision on what the new seal should look like. A temporary version without the battle flag was placed in the Senate chamber earlier this month.

That design includes the U.S. flag along with four other foreign flags.

But the Senate Rules Committee on Thursday approved a new design that calls for removing the foreign flags from the seal while adding the state flag.

The recommendation to change the seal will be presented to the full Senate.

Sen. Arthenia Joyner asked the Senate to drop the Confederate battle flag after Dylann Roof was accused of killing nine people at a South Carolina church. Roof appeared in photos with the Confederate flag.

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