CRC - 2017 P 26 By Commissioner Keiser keiserb-00035A-17 201726__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 4 of Article IV of the State Constitution to 3 establish the Office of Domestic Security and Counter 4 Terrorism within the Department of Law Enforcement. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 Section 4 of Article IV of the State Constitution is 10 amended to read: 11 ARTICLE IV 12 EXECUTIVE 13 SECTION 4. Cabinet.— 14 (a) There shall be a cabinet composed of an attorney 15 general, a chief financial officer, and a commissioner of 16 agriculture. In addition to the powers and duties specified 17 herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties 18 as may be prescribed by law. In the event of a tie vote of the 19 governor and cabinet, the side on which the governor voted shall 20 be deemed to prevail. 21 (b) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal 22 officer. There is created in the office of the attorney general 23 the position of statewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor 24 shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the state attorneys to 25 prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having 26 occurred, in two or more judicial circuits as part of a related 27 transaction, or when any such offense is affecting or has 28 affected two or more judicial circuits as provided by general 29 law. The statewide prosecutor shall be appointed by the attorney 30 general from not less than three persons nominated by the 31 judicial nominating commission for the supreme court, or as 32 otherwise provided by general law. 33 (c) The chief financial officer shall serve as the chief 34 fiscal officer of the state, and shall settle and approve 35 accounts against the state, and shall keep all state funds and 36 securities. 37 (d) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision 38 of matters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise 39 provided by law. 40 (e) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, and 41 the attorney general shall constitute the state board of 42 administration, which shall succeed to all the power, control, 43 and authority of the state board of administration established 44 pursuant to Article IX, Section 16 of the Constitution of 1885, 45 and which shall continue as a body at least for the life of 46 Article XII, Section 9(c). 47 (f) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, the 48 attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall 49 constitute the trustees of the internal improvement trust fund 50 and the land acquisition trust fund as provided by law. 51 (g) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, the 52 attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall 53 constitute the agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement. 54 The Office of Domestic Security and Counter-Terrorism is created 55 within the Department of Law Enforcement. The Office of Domestic 56 Security and Counter-Terrorism shall provide support for 57 prosecutors and federal, state, and local law enforcement 58 agencies that investigate or analyze information relating to 59 attempts or acts of terrorism or that prosecute terrorism, and 60 shall perform any other duties that are provided by law. The 61 Office of Domestic Security and Counter-Terrorism shall 62 establish one or more regional offices in multiple regions of 63 the state as necessary to fulfill its mission.