CRC - 2017                                                  P 27
       By Commissioner Coxe
       coxeh-00045-17                                          201727__
    1                         A proposal to amend                       
    2         Section 2 of Article V of the State Constitution to
    3         authorize the Supreme Court to adopt rules regarding
    4         the cross-county assignment of county judges within a
    5         judicial circuit.
    7  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
    8  Florida:
   10         Section 2 of Article V of the State Constitution is amended
   11  to read:
   12                              ARTICLE V                            
   13                              JUDICIARY                            
   14         SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.—
   15         (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice
   16  and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking
   17  appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts,
   18  the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding
   19  when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently
   20  invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed
   21  because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court
   22  shall adopt rules to allow the court and the district courts of
   23  appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the
   24  federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory
   25  opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law enacted
   26  by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the
   27  legislature.
   28         (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen
   29  by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief
   30  administrative officer of the judicial system; and shall have
   31  the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting
   32  retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for
   33  which the judge is qualified and to delegate to a chief judge of
   34  a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that
   35  circuit. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the supreme
   36  court may adopt rules to provide for the cross-county assignment
   37  of county judges within each judicial circuit in order to
   38  address workload issues within the state courts system.
   39         (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall
   40  be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no
   41  majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be
   42  responsible for the administrative supervision of the court.
   43         (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from
   44  among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The
   45  chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative
   46  supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in his
   47  circuit.